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Title: Harvesting information from the Internet to construct ontologies
Authors: Jackson, Thomas
Smith, Steve
Keywords: Ontology development
Information retrieval
Information harvesting
Information reuse
Structured knowledge creation
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © CIS Journal
Citation: JACKSON, T.W. and SMITH, S.C., 2012. Harvesting information from the Internet to construct ontologies. Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, 3 (2), pp. 211-224.
Abstract: The paper evaluates the effectiveness of harvesting information from the internet to aid in the lowcost construction of an ontology. The paper describes how a proof-of-concept called OntoRanch was built, to harvest information and its relationships to construct an ontology. A systems development methodology was adopted which recognises three main stages: concept development, system building, and system evaluation. The evaluation took an interpretive hybrid approach of using both a focus group and a questionnaire to evaluate the proof-of-concept OntoRanch. The findings show that the approach of reusing information by harvesting it from the internet can provide an effective self-sustaining process that enables ontologies to be constructed in a reduced amount of time and cost.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11703
Publisher Link: http://www.cisjournal.org/
ISSN: 2079-8407
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