Ontology-Based Similarity Between Text Documents on Manifold

  • Guihua Wen
  • Lijun Jiang
  • Nigel R. Shadbolt
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


This paper firstly utilizes the ontology such as WordNet to build the semantic structures of text documents, and then enhance the semantic similarity among them. Because the correlations between documents make them lie on or close to a smooth low-dimensional manifold so that documents can be well characterized by a manifold within the space of documents, we calculate the similarity between any two semantically structured documents with respect to the intrinsic global manifold structure. This idea has been validated in the conducted text categorization experiments on patent documents.


Semantic Similarity Text Categorization Geodesic Distance Semantic Structure Patent Document 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guihua Wen
    • 1
  • Lijun Jiang
    • 1
  • Nigel R. Shadbolt
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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