A Concept of Semantics Extraction from Web Data by Induction of Fuzzy Ontologies

Kaufmann, Michael; Portmann, Edy; Fathi, Madjid (2013). A Concept of Semantics Extraction from Web Data by Induction of Fuzzy Ontologies. In: IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology 429. South Dakota: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE )

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Traditionally, ontologies describe knowledge representation in a denotational, formalized, and deductive way. In addition, in this paper, we propose a semiotic, inductive, and approximate approach to ontology creation. We define a conceptual framework, a semantics extraction algorithm, and a first proof of concept applying the algorithm to a small set of Wikipedia documents. Intended as an extension to the prevailing top-down ontologies, we introduce an inductive fuzzy grassroots ontology, which organizes itself organically from existing natural language Web content. Using inductive and approximate reasoning to reflect the natural way in which knowledge is processed, the ontology’s bottom-up build process creates emergent semantics learned from the Web. By this means, the ontology acts as a hub for computing with words described in natural language. For Web users, the structural semantics are visualized as inductive fuzzy cognitive maps, allowing an initial form of intelligence amplification. Eventually, we present an implementation of our inductive fuzzy grassroots ontology Thus,this paper contributes an algorithm for the extraction of fuzzy grassroots ontologies from Web data by inductive fuzzy classification.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Portmann, Edy

Subjects:

600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISBN:

978-1-46735-209-3

Publisher:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE )

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sara D'Onofrio

Date Deposited:

03 Apr 2014 13:44

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2015 09:11

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.45571

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45571

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