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Accessing Touristic Knowledge Bases through a Natural Language Interface

  • Juana María Ruiz-Martínez
  • Dagoberto Castellanos-Nieves
  • Rafael Valencia-García
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
  • Francisco García-Sánchez
  • Pedro José Vivancos-Vicente
  • Juan Salvador Castejón-Garrido
  • Juan Bosco Camón
  • Rodrigo Martínez-Béjar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5465)

Abstract

In order to realise the Semantic Web vision, more and more information is being made available in formal knowledge representation languages such as OWL. Unfortunately, the gap between human users who want to retrieve information and the Semantic Web remains unsolved. This paper presents a method for querying ontological knowledge bases from natural language sentences. This approach is based on the combination of three key elements: Natural Language Processing techniques for analyzing text fragments, ontologies for knowledge representation and Semantic Web technologies for querying ontological knowledge bases. The results of the application of this approach in the e-tourism domain are also reported in this paper.

Keywords

Good Individual Tourist Attraction SPARQL Query Query Word Natural Language Processing Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juana María Ruiz-Martínez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dagoberto Castellanos-Nieves
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rafael Valencia-García
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francisco García-Sánchez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pedro José Vivancos-Vicente
    • 3
  • Juan Salvador Castejón-Garrido
    • 3
  • Juan Bosco Camón
    • 3
  • Rodrigo Martínez-Béjar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniveridad de MurciaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de Murcia 30071 Espinardo (Murcia)Spain
  3. 3.VOCALI SISTEMAS INTELIGENTES S. L. Edificio CEEIMEspinardo (Murcia)Spain

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