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Ontology-driven document enrichment: principles, tools and applications

Motta, Enrico; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Domingue, John (2000). Ontology-driven document enrichment: principles, tools and applications. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 52(6) pp. 1071–1109.

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In this paper, we present an approach to document enrichment, which consists of developing and integrating formal knowledge models with archives of documents, to provide intelligent knowledge retrieval and (possibly) additional knowledge-intensive services, beyond what is currently available using “standard” information retrieval and search facilities. Our approach is ontology-driven, in the sense that the construction of the knowledge model is carried out in a top-down fashion, by populating a given ontology, rather than in a bottom-up fashion, by annotating a particular document. In this paper, we give an overview of the approach and we examine the various types of issues (e.g. modelling, organizational and user interface issues) which need to be tackled to effectively deploy our approach in the workplace. In addition, we also discuss a number of technologies we have developed to support ontology-driven document enrichment and we illustrate our ideas in the domains of electronic news publishing, scholarly discourse and medical guidelines.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2000 Academic Press
ISSN: 1071-5819
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEnrich [P29015]
Not SetNot SetPatMan [P4017]
Keywords: semantic web; ontologies; knowledge modelling; digital documents; document retrieval; intelligent news servers; scholarly discourse; medical informatics
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23355
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 09:00
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013 11:15
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