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Managing reference: ensuring referential integrity of ontologies for the semantic web

Alani, Harith; Dasmahapatra, Srinandan; Gibbins, Nicholas; Glaser, Hugh; Harris, Steve; Kalfoglou, Yannis; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2002). Managing reference: ensuring referential integrity of ontologies for the semantic web. In: 13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'02), 2002, Sigenza, Spain, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, pp. 317–334.

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The diversity and distributed nature of the resources available in the semantic web poses significant challenges when these are used to help automatically build an ontology. One persistent and pervasive problem is that of the resolution or elimination of coreference that arises when more than one identifier is used to refer to the same resource. Tackling this problem is crucial for the referential integrity, and subsequently the quality of results, of any ontology-based knowledge service. We have built a coreference management service to be used alongside the population and maintenance of an ontology. An ontology based knowledge service that identifies communities of practice (CoPs) is also used to maintain the heuristics used in the coreference management system. This approach is currently being applied in a large scale experiment harvesting resources from various UK computer science departments with the aim of building a large, generic web-accessible ontology.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20063
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 10:34
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 14:27
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