Title:

AquaLog: An ontology-driven question answering system for organizational semantic intranets

Year:

2007

Abstract:

The semantic web vision is one in which rich, ontology-based semantic markup will become widely available. The availability of semantic markup on the web opens the way to novel, sophisticated forms of question answering. AquaLog is a portable question-answering system which takes queries expressed in natural language and an ontology as input, and returns answers drawn from one or more knowledge bases (KBs). We say that AquaLog is portable because the configuration time required to customize the system for a particular ontology is negligible. AquaLog presents an elegant solution in which different strategies are combined together in a novel way. It makes use of the GATE NLP platform, string metric algorithms, WordNet and a novel ontology-based relation similarity service to make sense of user queries with respect to the target KB. Moreover it also includes a learning component, which ensures that the performance of the system improves over the time, in response to the particular community jargon used by end users.

Full reference:

Vanessa Lopez, Victoria Uren, Enrico Motta, Michele Pasin. AquaLog: An ontology-driven question answering system for organizational semantic intranets - Journal of Web Semantics September 2007 Vol. 5, 2, (72-105), Elsevier.



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2017


Jan 2017

Fitting Personal Interpretation with the Semantic Web: lessons learned from Pliny.
John Bradley, Michele Pasin

Digital Humanities Quarterly, Jan 2017. Volume 11 Number 1


2014


Oct 2014

Linked data experience at Macmillan: Building discovery services for scientific and scholarly content on top of a semantic data model.
Tony Hammond, Michele Pasin

International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-14), Riva del Garda, Italy, Oct 2014.


2013


Jul 2013

Fitting Personal Interpretations with the Semantic Web.
John Bradley, Michele Pasin

Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Jul 2013.


2011


Oct 2011

Semantic Web Approaches in Digital History: an Introduction.
Michele Pasin

Lecture slides from the Course on digital history, part of the master in Digital Humanities at King's College, London., Oct 2011.


2010


Aug 2010

Semantic Technologies for ELearning: A case study in the philosophical domain: representing Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Aug 2010.


2007


Sep 2007

AquaLog: An ontology-driven question answering system for organizational semantic intranets.
Vanessa Lopez, Victoria Uren, Enrico Motta, Michele Pasin

Journal of Web Semantics, Sep 2007. Vol. 5, 2, (72-105), Elsevier



Aug 2007

PhiloSURFical: browse Wittgensteinʼs Tractatus with the Semantic Web.
Michele Pasin

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information - Proceedings of the 30th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria, Aug 2007. pp. 319-335



Jul 2007

Supporting Philosophers’ Work through the Semantic Web: Ontological Issues.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

Fifth International Workshop on Ontologies and Semantic Web for E-Learning (SWEL-07), held in conjunction with AIED-07, Marina Del Rey, California, USA, Jul 2007.


2006


Jun 2006

A Task Based Approach to Support Situating Learning for the Semantic Web.
Michele Pasin, Martin Dzbor

International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SWEL-06), held in conjunction with Adaptive Hypermedia 2006, Dublin, Ireland, Jun 2006.



Jun 2006

Paving the way towards the e-humanities: a Semantic Web approach to support the learning of philosophy .
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

Poster paper presented at the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-06), Budva, Montenegro, Jun 2006.


2005


Oct 2005

Semantic Learning Narratives.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SWEL-05), held in conjunction with KCAP-05, Banff, Canada, Oct 2005.



May 2005

AquaLog A Ontology-portable Question Answering interface for the Semantic Web.
Vanessa Lopez, Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC05), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 2005. pp. 546-562