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Using Web-Based Knowledge Extraction Techniques to Support Cultural Modeling

Using Web-Based Knowledge Extraction Techniques to Support Cultural Modeling
Using Web-Based Knowledge Extraction Techniques to Support Cultural Modeling
The World Wide Web is a potentially valuable source of information about the cognitive characteristics of cultural groups. However, attempts to use the Web in the context of cultural modeling activities are hampered by 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 for 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. Our approach represents an attempt to combine conventional approaches to information extraction with epidemiological perspectives of culture and network-based approaches to cultural analysis. The approach can be used, we suggest, to support the development of models providing a better understanding of the cognitive characteristics of particular cultural groups.
cultural modeling, ontology-based information extraction, culture, cognition, knowledge extraction, world wide web
Smart, Paul R
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Sieck, Winston R
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Smart, Paul R
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Sieck, Winston R
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Smart, Paul R, Sieck, Winston R and Shadbolt, Nigel (2011) Using Web-Based Knowledge Extraction Techniques to Support Cultural Modeling. International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP'11), United States. 29 - 31 Mar 2011.

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The World Wide Web is a potentially valuable source of information about the cognitive characteristics of cultural groups. However, attempts to use the Web in the context of cultural modeling activities are hampered by 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 for 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. Our approach represents an attempt to combine conventional approaches to information extraction with epidemiological perspectives of culture and network-based approaches to cultural analysis. The approach can be used, we suggest, to support the development of models providing a better understanding of the cognitive characteristics of particular cultural groups.

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Published date: 29 March 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 29th - 31st March 2011
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (SBP'11), United States, 2011-03-29 - 2011-03-31
Keywords: cultural modeling, ontology-based information extraction, culture, cognition, knowledge extraction, world wide web
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271837
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271837
PURE UUID: bb907ab8-9686-494b-9cb3-c10bbf2a86ce
ORCID for Paul R Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 26 Dec 2010 16:32
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:01

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