A Semantic Retrieval Framework for Engineering Domain Knowledge

  • Xutang Zhang
  • Xiaofeng Chen
  • Xin Hou
  • Ting Zhuang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6838)


In this paper, we propose a knowledge retrieval framework based on semantically annotated engineering ontology generated from domain documents. Particularly, we propose a scheme for build relations between ontology and domain documents. First, we build anthologies in engineering domain. Next, we transform the keywords into domain ontology concepts, and then find the synonyms of these keywords which are used as real queries to directly input into the query system. The semantic-based knowledge search and retrieval is then performed by ontology mapping and comparison. Using the semantic network of ontology, this system not only can conduct keyword-based retrieval, but also can understand the queries and answer questions by fuzzy inference based on domain ontology.


Ontology Knowledge retrieval Query semantic retrieval Query semantic extension 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xutang Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaofeng Chen
    • 1
  • Xin Hou
    • 2
  • Ting Zhuang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechatronics EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Science and Technology on Electronmagnetic Scattering LaboratoryBeijingChina

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