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From: Tim Finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:42:14 -0400
Message-ID: <4A808626.2090407@cs.umbc.edu>
To: Kavitha Srinivas <ksrinivs@gmail.com>
CC: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, Anja Jentzsch <anja@anjeve.de>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net
Kavitha Srinivas wrote:
> I understand what you are saying -- but some of this reflects the way 
> types are associated with freebase instances.  The types are more like 
> 'tags' in the sense that there is no hierarchy, but each instance is 
> annotated with multiple types.  So an artist would in fact be annotated 
> with person reliably (and probably less consistently with 
> /music/artist).  Similar issues with Uyhurs, murdered children etc.  The 
> issue is differences in modeling granularity as well.  Perhaps a better 
> thing to look at are types where the YAGO types map to Wordnet (this is 
> usually at a coarser level of granularity).

One way to approach this problem is to use a framework to mix logical
constraints with probabilistic ones.  My colleague Yun Peng has been
exploring integrating data backed by OWL ontologies with Bayesian information,
with applications for ontology mapping.  See [1] for recent papers on this
as well as a recent PhD thesis [2] that I think also may be relevant.

[1] http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/papers/select/search/html/613a353a7b693a303b643a37383b693a313b643a303b693a323b733a303a22223b693a333b733a303a22223b693a343b643a303b7d/
[2] http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/paper/html/id/427/Constraint-Generation-and-Reasoning-in-OWL
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