Knowledge-Driven Hyperlinks: Linking in the Wild

  • Sean Bechhofer
  • Yeliz Yesilada
  • Bernard Horan
  • Carole Goble
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4018)


Since Ted Nelson coined the term “Hypertext”, there has been extensive research on non-linear documents. With the enormous success of the Web, non-linear documents have become an important part of our daily life activities. However, the underlying hypertext infrastructure of the Web still lacks many features that Hypertext pioneers envisioned. With advances in the Semantic Web, we can address and improve some of these limitations. In this paper, we discuss some of these limitations, developments in Semantic Web technologies and present a system – COHSE – that dynamically links Web pages. We conclude with remarks on future directions for semantics-based linking.


Gene Ontology World Wide Ontology Service Lexical Label Joint Information System Committee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean Bechhofer
    • 1
  • Yeliz Yesilada
    • 1
  • Bernard Horan
    • 2
  • Carole Goble
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Sun Microsystems Laboratories 

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