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Extending Community Ontology Using Automatically Generated Suggestions



Year of publication 2007
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of FLAIRS 2007
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Field Informatics
Keywords ontology development; ontology extension; ontology learning
Description Ontologies represent a consensus of a group of people, usually domain experts, on certain topic; the larger the topic is, however, the harder it is to create and maintain the ontology. Sometimes collaborative environments do not come handy, and the ontology creation has to be supported with an automated process. In this paper we propose an ontology creation methodology based on integrating external ontologies into the one developed by a community of the domain experts. We present the MarcOntX agent, a service, which allows to automate the process of generating suggestions of changes to the ontology. The suggestions are inferred from the external sources, such as large corpora of documents or concepts introduced by the users of systems based on this ontology. We show the feasibility of our approach within two use case scenarios.
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