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Distributional semantics for ontology verification

Corman, Julien and Aussenac-Gilles, Nathalie and Vieu, Laure Distributional semantics for ontology verification. (2015) In: 4th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (SEM 2015), 4 June 2015 - 5 June 2015 (Denver, Colorado, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.18653/v1/S15-1004


As they grow in size, OWL ontologies tend to comprise intuitively incompatible statements,even when they remain logically consistent. This is true in particular of lightweight ontologies, especially the ones which aggregate knowledge from different sources. The article investigates how distributional semantics can help detect and repair violation of common sense in consistent ontologies, based on the identification of consequences which are unlikely to hold if the rest of the ontology does. A score evaluating the plausibility for a consequence to hold with regard to distributional evidence is defined, as well as several methods in order to decide which statements should be preferably amended or discarded. A conclusive evaluation is also provided, which consists in extending an input ontology with randomly generated statements, before trying to discard them automatically.

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Additional Information:Thanks to ACL for ACL Anthology, Digital Archive of Research Papers in Computational Linguistics. This papers appears in Proceedings of the 4th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics. The definitive version is available at http://aclweb.org/anthology/S/S15/ The original PDF is available at: http://aclweb.org/anthology/S15-1004
HAL Id:hal-01343043
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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