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Automatically attaching web pages to an ontology

Villa, R. and Wilson, R. and Crestani, F. (2004) Automatically attaching web pages to an ontology. In: International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, 2004-07-04 - 2004-07-09.

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This paper describes a proposed system for automatically attaching material from the world wide web to concepts in an ontology. The motivation for this research stems from the Diogene project, which requires the project's own databases of learning objects to be augmented with additional resources from the web. Two main approaches to this problem are being taken: one using ontology mapping, and another based on the conventional text search facilities of the web, covered in this paper. By generating queries based on the concepts in the ontology, the aim is to retrieve material from the web, and then filter it to ensure its proper correspondence with a concept. The Diogene system will be briefly outlined, before the query-generation system is described. A small pilot experiment, designed to provide some initial results and insight into the problem, is then presented.