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Searching Biomedical Ontologies based on Content

Searching Biomedical Ontologies based on Content
Searching Biomedical Ontologies based on Content
As more ontologies become publicly available, finding the "right" ontologies becomes much harder. In this paper, we introduce a new ontology search technique which is based on corpus analysis. In particular, we look at the case when users search for ontologies relevant to a particular topic (e.g., an ontology about anatomy). Our experiments demonstrate that using our method for query expansion improves retrieval results by a 113%, compared to the tools that search only for the user query terms and consider only class and property names.
Alani, Harith
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Noy, Natasha
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Shah, Nigam
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Musen, Mark
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Alani, Harith
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Noy, Natasha
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Shah, Nigam
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Musen, Mark
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Alani, Harith, Noy, Natasha, Shah, Nigam, Shadbolt, Nigel and Musen, Mark (2007) Searching Biomedical Ontologies based on Content. 10th Intl. Protégé Conference, Hungary. 15 - 18 Jul 2007.

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Abstract

As more ontologies become publicly available, finding the "right" ontologies becomes much harder. In this paper, we introduce a new ontology search technique which is based on corpus analysis. In particular, we look at the case when users search for ontologies relevant to a particular topic (e.g., an ontology about anatomy). Our experiments demonstrate that using our method for query expansion improves retrieval results by a 113%, compared to the tools that search only for the user query terms and consider only class and property names.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 15-18
Venue - Dates: 10th Intl. Protégé Conference, Hungary, 2007-07-15 - 2007-07-18
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 264651
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264651
PURE UUID: 38c8edd6-3130-4bf7-b955-8b56398e8656

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:33

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