Ontology Learning from Text

  • Alexander Maedche
  • Steffen Staab
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1959)


Ontologies have shown their usefulness in application areas such as information integration, natural language processing, metadata for the world wide, to name but a few. However, there remains the problem of engineering large and adequate ontologies within short time frames in order to keep costs low. We here present a general architecture for discovering conceptual structures and engineering ontologies from text and a new approach for discovering non-taxonomic conceptual relations from text.


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    A. Maedche and S. Staab. Discovering conceptual relations from text. In W. Horn(ed.):ECAI 2000. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence.IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2000.Google Scholar
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    A. Maedche and S. Staab. Semi-automatic engineering of ontologies from text. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Software and Knowledge Engineering. Chicago,USA, July, 5-7, 2000. KSI, 2000.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Maedche
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute AIFBKarlsruhe UniversityKarlsruheGermany

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