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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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
ePrint ID: 259360
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May 2004Published
Date Deposited: 19 May 2004
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 14:06
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259360

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