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The Case for Explicit Knowledge in Documents

Carr, Leslie, Miles-Board, Timothy, Woukeu, Arouna, Wills, Gary and Hall, Wendy (2004) The Case for Explicit Knowledge in Documents At ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. 28 - 30 Oct 2004. , pp. 90-98.

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The Web is full of documents which must be interpreted by human readers and by software agents (search engines, recommender systems, clustering processes etc). Although Web standards have addressed format obfuscation by using XML schemas and stylesheets to specify unambiguous structure and presentation semantics, interpretation is still hampered by the fundamental ambiguity of information in #PCDATA text. Even the most easily distinguishable kinds of knowledge such as article citations and proper nouns (referring to people, organisations, projects, products, technical concepts) have to be identified by fallible, post-hoc extraction processes. The WiCK project has investigated the writing process in a Semantic Web environment where knowledge services exist and actively assist the author. In this paper we discuss the need to make knowledge an explicit part of the document representation and the advantages and disadvantages of this step.

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Published date: May 2004
Additional Information: Event Dates: October 28-30
Venue - Dates: ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, 2004-10-28 - 2004-10-30
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 259360
PURE UUID: 1fe00727-954d-483c-9637-652c4056f139
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 19 May 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:23

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Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Author: Timothy Miles-Board
Author: Arouna Woukeu
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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