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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology extraction tool

To: "Arsic, Antoinette" <aarsic@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 16:24:38 -0500
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>A fellow MITRErite was asking the following, and I thought this group
>was the best you can get to ask:
>(I'm) looking for an automated ontology extraction tool that can be
>used against unstructured data    (01)

What exactly do you mean by 'using against' here? 
If you want a tool that can input unstructured 
text input and output a formal structured 
ontology representing the same information, then 
no such tool exists or will exist in the 
forseeable future. That is asking for an AI 
miracle. If anyone offers you one, ask for the 
Brooklyn Bridge instead.    (02)

Pat Hayes    (03)

>(softcopy text documents in MS Word,
>EXCEL or PDF formats) and structured data.  Is anyone aware of such a
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