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At the Intersection of Ontological Design Patterns and (Semi-) Automatic Database Annotation

At the Intersection of Ontological Design Patterns and (Semi-) Automatic Database Annotation
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Author(s): Jacqueline Renee Reich (University of Manchester, UK)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch092

Abstract

Ontological Design Patterns (ODP) are a technique to improve the design and implementation of ‘ontologies’. ‘Ontologies’ control the language vocabulary of a knowledge domain, related term definitions, and semantic contexts. In combination with Natural Language Processing (NLP) procedures (i.e. text tagging and parsing), ‘ontologies’ including ODPs were used to extract textual information from SWISS-PROT database entries and to compare text fragments of scientific abstracts. The ‘ontologies’ were again applied during database annotation while generating and composing comments out of validated and evaluated textual information units. ODPs proved to increase the reusability of ‘sub-ontologies’, and their flexibility to adapt to different semantic contexts and application tasks.

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