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A Proposal for an Interactive Ontology Design Process based on Formal Concept Analysis

Rokia Bendaoud 1 Amedeo Napoli 1 Yannick Toussaint 1
1 ORPAILLEUR - Knowledge representation, reasonning
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Building a domain ontology usually requires several resources of different types, e.g. thesaurus, object taxonomies, terminologies, data\-bases, sets of documents, etc. where objects are described in terms of attributes and relations with other objects. One important and hard problem is to be able to combine and merge knowledge units extracted from these different resources within the representation formalism supporting the ontology. The purpose of this paper is to show which kinds of resources can be taken as starting points for building an ontology, using FCA and its extension RCA. A real-world example in microbiology is proposed, detailing the interaction with domain experts during the ontology design process. Finally, an evaluation based on recall and precision gives an idea of the efficiency of the approach and points out several research perspectives.
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Rokia Bendaoud, Amedeo Napoli, Yannick Toussaint. A Proposal for an Interactive Ontology Design Process based on Formal Concept Analysis. 5th international conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems - FOIS 2008, Oct 2008, Saarbrücken, Germany. pp.311-323. ⟨inria-00344043⟩



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