Capturing the semiotic relationship between terms
Hargood, Charlie, Millard, David and Weal, Mark (2010) Capturing the semiotic relationship between terms. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 16, 71-84.
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Tags describing objects on the web are often treated as facts about a resource, whereas it is quite possible that they represent more subjective observations. Existing methods of term expansion expand terms based on dictionary de�nitions or statistical information on term occurrence. Here we propose the use of a thematic model for term expansion based on semiotic relationships between terms, this has been shown to improve a system's thematic understanding of content and tags and to tease out the more subjective implications of those tags. Such a system relies on a thematic model that must be made by hand. In this article we explore a method to capture a semiotic understanding of particular terms using a rule-based guide to authoring a thematic model. Experimentation shows that it is possible to capture valid de�nitions that can be used for semiotic term expansion but that the guide itself may not be su�cient to support this on a large scale. We argue that whilst the formation of super de�nitions will mitigate some of these problems, the development of an authoring support tool may be necessary to solve others.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||19 Aug 2010 13:13|
|Last Modified:||26 Apr 2013 05:01|
|Contributors:||Hargood, Charlie (Author)
Millard, David (Author)
Weal, Mark (Author)
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