Rani Pinchuk

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This paper introduces the concepts of asking point and expected answer type as variations of the question focus. They are of particular importance for QA over semistructured data, as represented by Topic Maps, OWL or custom XML formats. We describe an approach to the identification of the question focus from questions asked to a Question Answering system(More)
This paper presents a framework of ICT solutions developed in the EU research project DIADEM that supports environmental management for chemical hazards in industrial areas, with an enhanced capacity to assess population exposure and health risks, alert relevant groups and organize efficient response. The emphasis is on advanced solutions which are(More)
The paper presents a semantic logging framework which allows structured information logging in an agent-based distributed system for chemical incident response. The logging framework is “semantic” because it allows semantic interpretation of logs according to relationships defined between logging events. For example, this approach could help(More)
Toma is a Topic Map Query Language, Topic Map Manipulation Language and Topic Map Constraint Language. Although its syntax is similar to that of SQL, it has a powerful path expression syntax which allows to access elements of the topic map. Toma offers the SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements, used to query and manipulate the topic map. The MERGE(More)
While authoring topic maps using knowledge extracted from technical documentation, it was realized that the actual process of authoring topic maps can contribute to the quality of the documents. This has led to the idea of integrating Topic Maps technology with a word processor. It was found that such an integration provides advantages for document authors(More)
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