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Getting the Meaning Right: A Complementary Distributional Layer for the Web Semantics.

TitleGetting the Meaning Right: A Complementary Distributional Layer for the Web Semantics.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsNovacek V, Handschuh S, Decker S
Conference NameInternational Semantic Web Conference
PublisherSpringer
Conference LocationBonn, Germany
ISBN Number978-3-642-25072-9
Abstract

We aim at providing a complementary layer for the web semantics, catering for bottom-up phenomena that are empirically observable on the Semantic Web rather than being merely asserted by it. We focus on meaning that is not associated with particular semantic descrip- tions, but emerges from the multitude of explicit and implicit links on the web of data. We claim that the current approaches are mostly top-down and thus lack a proper mechanisms for capturing the emergent aspects of the web meaning. To fill this gap, we have proposed a framework based on distributional semantics (a successful bottom-up approach to mean- ing representation in computational linguistics) that is, however, still compatible with the top-down Semantic Web principles due to inherent support of rules. We evaluated our solution in a knowledge consolidation experiment, which confirmed the promising potential of our approach.

URLhttp://www.siegfried-handschuh.net/pub/2011/meaning_iswc2011.pdf

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