Ontology Selection for Semantic Similarity Assessment

Montserrat Batet, David Sanchez


The assessment of the semantic similarity between concepts is a key tool to improve the understanding of text. The structured knowledge that ontologies provide has been extensively used to estimate similarities with encouraging results. However, in many domains, several ontologies modelling the same concepts in different ways are available. In such scenarios, the most suitable ontology for similarity calculation should be selected. In this paper we tackle this task by proposing an unsupervised method to select the ontology that seems to enable the most accurate similarity assessments. By studying the ontology features that most influence the similarity accuracy, we propose a score that captures them in a mathematically coherent way. Then, the most suitable ontology can be selected as that with the highest score. We also report the results of the proposed method for several well-known ontologies and a widely-used semantic similarity benchmark.


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Batet M. and Sanchez D. (2015). Ontology Selection for Semantic Similarity Assessment . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-074-1, pages 569-576. DOI: 10.5220/0005284205690576

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author={Montserrat Batet and David Sanchez},
title={Ontology Selection for Semantic Similarity Assessment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - Ontology Selection for Semantic Similarity Assessment
SN - 978-989-758-074-1
AU - Batet M.
AU - Sanchez D.
PY - 2015
SP - 569
EP - 576
DO - 10.5220/0005284205690576