Ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri: learning from texts

  title={Ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri: learning from texts},
  author={Christopher Brewster and Yorick Wilks},
The use of ontologies as representations of knowledge is widespread but their construction, until recently, has been entirely manual. We argue in this paper for the use of text corpora and automated natural language processing methods for the construction of ontologies. We delineate the challenges and present criteria for the selection of appropriate methods. We distinguish three ma jor steps in ontology building: associating terms, constructing hierarchies and labelling relations. A number of… CONTINUE READING


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