Discovery of Lexical Entries for Non-taxonomic Relations in Ontology Learning

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Ontology learning from texts has recently been proposed as a new technology helping ontology designers in the modelling process. Discovery of non–taxonomic relations is understood as the least tackled problem therein. We propose a technique for extraction of lexical entries that may give cue in assigning semantic labels to otherwise ‘anonymous’ relations. The technique has been implemented as extension to the existing Text-to-Onto tool, and tested on a collection of texts describing worldwide geographic locations from a tour–planning viewpoint.


Lexical Entry Semantic Label Taxonomic Relation Concept Pair Ontology Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Knowledge EngineeringUniversity of EconomicsPraha 3Czech Republic
  2. 2.Robert Bosch GmbHStuttgart-FeuerbachGermany

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