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A possible use case for WordNet [was: RE: WordNet Task Force - wo rk outline]

From: McBride, Brian <brian.mcbride@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:28:29 +0100
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To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: Aldo Gangemi <a.gangemi@istc.cnr.it>, public-swbp-wg@w3.org

 
Synonym, hypernym and hyponym aware free text search.

This is something that can clearly be done with WordNet on its own with or
without the semantic web.

It may however be interesting to be able to add controlled vocabularies,
e.g. the cancer ontology, to a general WordNet based text search engine, so
that we could determine the synonym, hypernym and hyponym relationships
between the 'labels' attached to concepts in the ontology.

Brian


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-swbp-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jeremy Carroll
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 4:38 PM
> To: Jeremy Carroll
> Cc: Aldo Gangemi; public-swbp-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: WordNet Task Force - work outline
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> I still owe an example of a simple use of WordNet ...
> 
> this wasn't quite the one I had in mind, but has the 
> advantage of being 
> more real:
> 
> http://norman.walsh.name/knows/where#dk-copenhagen
> 
> is described as having RDF type
> 
> http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/City
> 
> clicking on the above URL gives an RDF/XML download ....
> and uses words from WordNet as RDF classes ...
> 
> I think what Norm is trying to do is simply say that his 
> copenhagen URI is 
> a resource which belongs to a class with some (strong) 
> relationship to the 
> english word city in wordnet 1.6 sense 1 with description 'a 
> large and 
> densely populated urban area; may include several independent 
> administrative districts; "Ancient Troy was a great city"'
> 
> This use of WordNet is fairly naive (in the sense that 
> non-experts can do 
> it) and does not depend on any of the relationships between words.
> 
> Jeremy
> 
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> 
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