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Wordnet & RDF

From: Danny Ayers <Danny.Ayers@highpeak.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 15:06:04 +0000
Message-ID: <384BD0DC.9023396E@highpeak.ac.uk>
To: wordnet@princeton.edu, "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, danbri@w3.org
Hi,
A long term project I'm working on (& off!) is an intelligent web page
classifier/search engine. While gathering resources, two of the
potentially most significant I found are the Open Directory
(http://dmoz.org/) and WordNet (http://cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/).

I had the idea (not original!) of accessing/storing the data in a form
of conceptual space (or semantic web, if you like), using Kohonen SOMs/
LVQs, so that pages with similar concepts would be linked/close in
indexing terms. I was thinking in terms of using RDF in the back end,
probably tied to a SQL database for the site indexing. At the front (or
middle!?) I was thinking in terms of using WordNet as an extended
thesaurus for 1. more natural language understanding of search queries,
2. clearer 'conceptual' indexing of the web pages.

It had never occurred to me to restate the WordNet data in RDF - in a
system described as above, this would make for wonderful consistency &
versatility.

Has anyone any thoughts on how the word(/concept) space & web space
cataloguing could be integrated?

Cheers,
Danny.

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