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

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 12:51:41 +0200
Message-ID: <406AA2BD.502@virgilio.it>
To: "McBride, Brian" <brian.mcbride@hp.com>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Aldo Gangemi <a.gangemi@istc.cnr.it>, public-swbp-wg@w3.org

McBride, Brian wrote:

>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.
I think this is a very promising area, and could perhaps be generalized 
into a system that was given the URI of a word or document or a Literal 
(i.e. a node or small graph) and returned a graph containing related nodes.

(Jena + Lucene might provide a lot of of what's required)

Incidentally, Google are starting to play with blatant semantics 
alongside their latent semantic PageRank :



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