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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 At 13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'02), Spain. , pp. 317-334.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 2002
Venue - Dates: 13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'02), Spain, 2002-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Southampton Wireless Group

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Local EPrints ID: 256649
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256649
PURE UUID: fb1fb3e6-7bbb-4ad3-91a6-df3424e68a63
ORCID for Nicholas Gibbins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6140-9956

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Date deposited: 25 Jun 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:44

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Author: Harith Alani
Author: Nicholas Gibbins ORCID iD
Author: Hugh Glaser
Author: Steve Harris
Author: Yannis Kalfoglou
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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