Integrating and Querying Parallel Leaf Shape Descriptions

Shenghui Wang, Jeff Z. Pan

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Information integration and retrieval have been important problems for many information systems --- it is hard to combine new information with any other piece of related information we already possess, and to make them both available for application queries. Many ontology-based applications are still cautious about integrating and retrieving information from natural language (NL) documents, preferring structured or semi-structured sources. In this paper, we investigate how to use ontologies to facilitate integrating and querying information on parallel leaf shape descriptions from NL documents. Our approach takes advantage of ontologies to precisely represent the semantics in shape description, to integrates parallel descriptions according to their semantic distances, and to answer shape-related species identification queries. From this highly specialised domain, we learn a set of more general methodological rules, which could be useful in other domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web - ISWC 2006
Subtitle of host publication5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006. Proceedings
EditorsIsabel Cruz, Stefan Decker, Dean Allemang, Chris Preist, Daniel Schwabe, Peter Mika, Mike Uschold, Lora M. Aroyo
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-49055-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-49029-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2006
EventThe 5th International Semantic Web Conference - Athens, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20069 Nov 2006
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceThe 5th International Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleISWC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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