A Method for Converting Thesauri to RDF/OWL
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- van Assem M., Menken M.R., Schreiber G., Wielemaker J., Wielinga B. (2004) A Method for Converting Thesauri to RDF/OWL. In: McIlraith S.A., Plexousakis D., van Harmelen F. (eds) The Semantic Web – ISWC 2004. ISWC 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3298. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper describes a method for converting existing thesauri and related resources from their native format to RDF(S) and OWL. The method identifies four steps in the conversion process. In each step, decisions have to be taken with respect to the syntax or semantics of the resulting representation. Each step is supported through a number of guidelines. The method is illustrated through conversions of two large thesauri: MeSH and WordNet.
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