AAAI Publications, The Twenty-Sixth International FLAIRS Conference

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Automatic Building of Semantically Rich Domain Models from Unstructured Data
Mithun Balakrishna, Dan Moldovan

Last modified: 2013-05-19


The availability of massive amounts of raw domain data has created an urgent need for sophisticated AI systems with capabilities to find complex and useful information in big-data repositories in real-time. Such systems should have capabilities to process and extract significant information from natural language documents, search and answer complex questions, make sophisticated predictions about future events, and generally interact with users in much more powerful and intuitive ways. To be effective, these systems need a significant amount of domain-specific knowledge in addition to the general-domain knowledge. Ontologies/Knowledge-Bases represent knowledge about domains of interest and serve as the backbone for semantic technologies and applications. However, creating such domain models is time consuming, error prone, and the end product is difficult to maintain. In this paper, we present a novel methodology to automatically build semantically rich knowledge models for specific domains using domain-relevant unstructured data from resources such as web articles, manuals, e-books, blogs, etc. We also present evaluation results for our automatic ontology/knowledge-base generation methodology using freely-available textual resources from the World Wide Web.

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