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Re: [ontolog-forum] language ambiguity (was: Axiomatic ontology)

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Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:29:02 -0000
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Dear Pat,
This looks somewhat similar to what I have seen from a couple of EC funded research projects I was a reviewer for over the last several years. There is no doubt that if you consider this sort of thing to be a tool for computer assisted ontology development, then it can be very helpful, particularly where we are talking about extracting brute facts. However, if you are talking about more general ontology extraction, then of course the ontolgoy produced is going to be no better than that of the document considered, and there are the usual issues with ambiguity that computers usually struggle with, especially using words with different senses in close proximity.


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From: ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Pat Hayes
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Regarding the current state of the art in extracting useful 'ontological' information from free text on the Web, this might be of general interest:


Thanks to Mala Mehrotra for pointing it out to me.

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