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Web-Based Knowledge Extraction and the Cognitive Characterization of Cultural Groups

Web-Based Knowledge Extraction and the Cognitive Characterization of Cultural Groups
Web-Based Knowledge Extraction and the Cognitive Characterization of Cultural Groups
The advent of Web 2.0 has provided new opportunities for cultural analysts to understand more about the cognitive characteristics of cultural groups. In particular, user-contributed content provides important indications as to the beliefs, attitudes and values of cultural groups, and this is an important focus of attention for those concerned with the development of cognitively-relevant models. In order to support the exploitation of the Web in the context of cultural modeling activities, it is important to deal with both the large-scale nature of the Web and the current dominance of natural language formats. In this paper, we outline an approach to support the exploitation of the Web in the context of cultural modeling activities. The approach begins with the development of qualitative cultural models (which describe the beliefs, concepts and values of cultural groups), and these models are subsequently used to develop an ontology-based information extraction capability (which harvests model-relevant information from online textual resources). We are currently developing a system to support the approach, and the continued development of this system should enable cultural analysts to more fully exploit the Web for the purpose of developing more accurate, detailed and predictively-relevant cognitive models.
information extraction, cultural modeling, semantic web, ontologies, cultural network analysis, culture, world wide web, cultural analysis, knowledge extraction, natural language processing
Penta, Antonio
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Smart, Paul R
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Sieck, Winston R
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Penta, Antonio
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Smart, Paul R
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Sieck, Winston R
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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(2011) Web-Based Knowledge Extraction and the Cognitive Characterization of Cultural Groups. Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling Program Focus 2011 Conference (HSCB'11), United States. 08 - 10 Feb 2011.

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The advent of Web 2.0 has provided new opportunities for cultural analysts to understand more about the cognitive characteristics of cultural groups. In particular, user-contributed content provides important indications as to the beliefs, attitudes and values of cultural groups, and this is an important focus of attention for those concerned with the development of cognitively-relevant models. In order to support the exploitation of the Web in the context of cultural modeling activities, it is important to deal with both the large-scale nature of the Web and the current dominance of natural language formats. In this paper, we outline an approach to support the exploitation of the Web in the context of cultural modeling activities. The approach begins with the development of qualitative cultural models (which describe the beliefs, concepts and values of cultural groups), and these models are subsequently used to develop an ontology-based information extraction capability (which harvests model-relevant information from online textual resources). We are currently developing a system to support the approach, and the continued development of this system should enable cultural analysts to more fully exploit the Web for the purpose of developing more accurate, detailed and predictively-relevant cognitive models.

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Published date: 8 February 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 8th - 10th February 2011
Venue - Dates: Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling Program Focus 2011 Conference (HSCB'11), United States, 2011-02-08 - 2011-02-10
Keywords: information extraction, cultural modeling, semantic web, ontologies, cultural network analysis, culture, world wide web, cultural analysis, knowledge extraction, natural language processing
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271836
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271836
PURE UUID: 6d886d0c-baf2-4726-b70b-ce4c6b315fca
ORCID for Paul R Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 22 Dec 2010 13:05
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:46

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