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Fuzzy Ontologies to Represent Background Knowledge: Some Experimental Results on Modelling Climate Change Knowledge

  • Emilio Fdez-Viñas
  • Mateus Ferreira-Satler
  • Francisco P. Romero
  • Jesus Serrano-Guerrero
  • Jose A. Olivas
  • Natalia Saavedra
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 107)


Ontologies represent a method of sharing and reusing knowledge on the semantic web. Moreover, fuzzy ontologies, i.e., the combination of fuzzy logic and ontologies, may be an interesting tool for representing domain knowledge with the aim of solving problems where uncertainty is present. This paper presents three fuzzy-based ontology models for knowledge representation. These ontologies have been obtained after the automatic analysis of a collection of relevant documents that are related to a specific subject. Some experiments have been carried out to illustrate the feasibility of these approaches.


Information Retrieval Relatedness Degree Fuzzy Relation Source Document Document Retrieval 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emilio Fdez-Viñas
    • 1
  • Mateus Ferreira-Satler
    • 1
  • Francisco P. Romero
    • 1
  • Jesus Serrano-Guerrero
    • 1
  • Jose A. Olivas
    • 1
  • Natalia Saavedra
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Information Systems and TechnologiesUniversity of Castilla La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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