MELIS - An Incremental Method for the Lexical Annotation of Domain Ontologies

Sonia Bergamaschi, Laura Po, Maurizio Vincini, Paolo Bouquet, Daniel Giacomuzzi, Francesco Guerra

Abstract

In this paper, we present MELIS (Meaning Elicitation and Lexical Integration System), a method and a software tool for enabling an incremental process of automatic annotation of local schemas (e.g. relational database schemas, directory trees) with lexical information. The distinguishing and original feature of MELIS is its incrementality: the higher the number of schemas which are processed, the more background/domain knowledge is cumulated in the system (a portion of domain ontology is learned at every step), the better the performance of the systems on annotating new schemas. MELIS has been tested as component of MOMIS-Ontology Builder, a framework able to create a domain ontology representing a set of selected data sources, described with a standard W3C language wherein concepts and attributes are annotated according to the lexical reference database. We describe the MELIS component within the MOMIS-Ontology Builder framework and provide some experimental results of MELIS as a standalone tool and as a component integrated in MOMIS.

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Bergamaschi S., Po L., Vincini M., Bouquet P., Giacomuzzi D. and Guerra F. (2007). MELIS - An Incremental Method for the Lexical Annotation of Domain Ontologies . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 240-247. DOI: 10.5220/0001280902400247


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Sonia Bergamaschi and Laura Po and Maurizio Vincini and Paolo Bouquet and Daniel Giacomuzzi and Francesco Guerra},
title={MELIS - An Incremental Method for the Lexical Annotation of Domain Ontologies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={240-247},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001280902400247},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - MELIS - An Incremental Method for the Lexical Annotation of Domain Ontologies
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Bergamaschi S.
AU - Po L.
AU - Vincini M.
AU - Bouquet P.
AU - Giacomuzzi D.
AU - Guerra F.
PY - 2007
SP - 240
EP - 247
DO - 10.5220/0001280902400247