Ontological Document Reading
An Experience Report
Ontological document reading is defined as automatically and appropriately populating a conceptual model representing an ontological conceptualization of some fragment of the real world. Appropriately populating the conceptualization involves not only extracting the information with respect to the declared object and relationship sets of the conceptual model but also involves checking the extracted information for real-world constraint violations, standardizing the data, and inferring the unwritten information that a document author intended to convey. Appropriately populating an ontology may, in addition, require adjustments to the ontology itself. This approach to document reading is presented in terms of an effort to build a system to extract the genealogical information in family history books. The status of the reading system is reported. Also explained is how the generated results can be imported into and thus contribute to the construction of a large repository of world-wide family interrelationships. The reading system’s potential use for constructing similar knowledge repositories in other domains is foreshadowed.
Copyright (c) 2018 David W. Embley, Stephen W. Liddle, Deryle W. Lonsdale, Scott N. Woodfield
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal 'Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - International Journal of Conceptual Modeling' and the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) the permission of first publication, and the non-exclusive, irrevocable and non-time limited publication permission for the submitted work including the permissions to store, copy, distribute and reproduce their work in printed and electronic form for the duration of the legal copyright. This includes the right of translation. Authors grant the journal 'Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - International Journal of Conceptual Modeling' and the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) the permission to license their work under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book) given an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access). The submitting corresponding author on behalf of all co-authors asserts that she/he is entitled to the granting of the above mentioned permissions for the submitted work.