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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title End-user assisted ontology evolution in uncertain domains
Organization Unit
  • Thomas Scharrenbach
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
  • Timothy Finin
  • Diana Maynard
  • Massimo Paolucci
  • Mike Dean
  • Steffen Staab
  • Amit Sheth
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
ISBN 978-3-540-88564-1
ISSN 0302-9743
Page Range 920 - 925
Event Title The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008, 7th International Semantic Web Conference
Event Type conference
Event Location Karlsruhe, Germany
Event Start Date October 26 - 2008
Event End Date October 30 - 2008
Series Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number 5318
Place of Publication Heidelberg
Publisher Springer
Abstract Text Learning ontologies from large text corpora is a well understood task while evolving ontologies dynamically from user-input has rarely been adressed so far. Evolution of ontologies has to deal with vague or incomplete information. Accordingly, the formalism used for knowledge representation must be able to handle this kind of information. Classical logical approaches such as description logics are particularly poor in adressing uncertainty. Ontology evolution may benefit from exploring probabilistic or fuzzy approaches to knowledge representation. In this thesis an approach to evolve and update ontologies is developed which uses explicit and implicit user-input and extends probabilistic approaches to ontology engineering.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1007/978-3-540-88564-1_63
Other Identification Number merlin-id:2163
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