Semi-automatic Construction of an Ontology and of Semantic Annotations from a Discussion Forum of a Community of Practice

  • Bassem Makni
  • Khaled Khelif
  • Rose Dieng-Kuntz
  • Hacène Cherfi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5268)


In this paper we describe a method for creating a semantic portal from a corpus of e-mails of a community of practice. Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to build semi-automatically an ontology and semantic annotations from an email-list corpus raises several original issues. The ontology and the annotations thus obtained are then used in a semantic portal that facilitates ontology-guided and personalized navigation of the CoP members.


Ontology Semantic Web Semantic Annotation Semantic portal Natural Language Processing Mail processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bassem Makni
    • 1
  • Khaled Khelif
    • 1
  • Rose Dieng-Kuntz
    • 1
  • Hacène Cherfi
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, Edelweiss Team 2004Sophia Antipolis CedexFrance

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