MoL-2001-06: Towards Concept-based Structuring of Electronic Information

MoL-2001-06: Ragetli, Jon (2001) Towards Concept-based Structuring of Electronic Information. [Report]

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This thesis discusses the structuring of electronic information by
means of a concept hierarchy.The information to be structured is
scientific information of a unifying kind, as traditionally found in
paper handbooks. The purpose of the concept hierarchy is to serve as
an easy to use means of navigation through the electronic information.
We first describe the structure we impose on such a concept hierarchy,
the concept hierarchy we built so far, and the text material used for
this purpose.
Since the construction and maintenance of a concept hierarchy is very
labor intensive, we would like to automate it as much as possible.
Thereforce, we discuss methods found in literature to automatically
generate concept hierarchies on the basis of a collection of texts. We
also address the automatic generation of links from the concept
hierarchy to the scientific information. We discuss several approaches
from literature, and our own experiments using information retrieval
techniques. From those experiments, we conclude that it is not
possible to fully automate the linking, but that it is possible to
construct tools to support the editor of the hierarchy with this task.
Finally, we summarize the ideas presented in this thesis, and describe
the next steps and the expected output of the L3 project.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2001-06
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2001
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:38

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