Text2Onto - A Framework for Ontology Learning and Data-driven Change Discovery
Published: 2005 Juni
Herausgeber: Andres Montoyo, Rafael Munoz, Elisabeth Metais
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB)
Reihe: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Erscheinungsort: Alicante, Spain
In this paper we present Text2Onto, a framework for ontology learning from textual resources. Three main features distinguish Text2Onto from our earlier framework TextToOnto as well as other state-of-the-art ontology learning frameworks. First, by representing the learned knowledge at a meta-level in the form of instantiated modeling primitives within a so called Probabilistic Ontology Model (POM), we remain independent of a concrete target language while being able to translate the instantiated primitives into any (reasonably expressive) knowledge representation formalism. Second, user interaction is a core aspect of Text2Onto and the fact that the system calculates a confidence for each learned object allows to design sophisticated visualizations of the POM. Third, by incorporating strategies for data-driven change discovery, we avoid processing the whole corpus from scratch each time it changes, only selectively updating the POM according to the corpus changes instead. Besides increasing efficiency in this way, it also allows a user to trace the evolution of the ontology with respect to the changes in the underlying corpus.
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