AAAI Publications, Workshops at the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Learning Ontologies from the Web for Microtext Processing
Boris Galitsky, Gabor Boris Dobrocsi, Josep Lluis de la Rosa

Last modified: 2011-08-24


We build a mechanism to form an ontology of entities which improves a relevance of matching and searching microtext. Ontology construction starts from the seed entities and mines the web for new entities associated with them. To form these new entities, machine learning of syntactic parse trees (syntactic generalization) is applied to form commonalities between various search results for existing entities on the web. Ontology and syntactic generalization are applied to relevance improvement in search and text similarity assessment in commercial setting; evaluation results show substantial contribution of both sources to microtext processing.

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