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Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Advancing the DBpedia ontology

From: Mari Carmen Suárez de Figueroa Baonza <mcsuarez@fi.upm.es>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:26:06 +0100
Message-ID: <54D201CE.2020907@fi.upm.es>
To: Heiko Paulheim <heiko@informatik.uni-mannheim.de>, Harald Sack <harald.sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>, Dimitris Kontokostas <kontokostas@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@cnr.it>
Dear all,

     at OEG we are currently working on evaluating the DBpedia ontology 
from different perspectives: using OOPS! [1], inspecting manually the 
ontology for finding some modeling issues that could be improved 
(subclassOf issues, instanceOf issues, partOf issues, etc.), looking for 
modeling patterns in subdomains, and so on.
Of course, we will share our results when we finish the research in 
order to know your opinions and suggestions.

In addition, I read the googleDoc and included a pair of comments.
In this regard, one of the possible improvement of the DBpedia ontology 
could be to modularize the model in order to facilitate the search of 
concepts and properties (something similar to restructure the monolitic 
ontology into a kind of ontology network).

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the meeting, but at least 
two of my colleagues will be in Dublin.

Best Regards,

         Mari Carmen.


[1] http://oops.linkeddata.es/

El 03/02/2015 a las 9:44, Heiko Paulheim escribió:
> Hi all,
> I am currently working with Aldo Gangemi on exploiting the mappings to 
> DOLCE (and the high level disjointness axioms in DOLCE) for finding 
> modeling issues both in the instances and the ontology.
> I will not be able to travel to the meeting either, but of course we 
> will share our findings once we're finished, and probably also ask for 
> some input and feedback.
> Cheers,
> Heiko
> Am 03.02.2015 um 09:39 schrieb Harald Sack:
>> Dear Dimitris,
>> I'm happy to hear that more work will be invested into a 
>> reorganization of the DBpedia ontology. As you might know, together 
>> with Magnus we have already invested some thoughts (and publications) 
>> into the topic with the focus on data cleansing based on an improved 
>> DBpedia ontology.[1,2]  Unfortunately, Magnus and I will not be able 
>> to participate live at the Dublin Meeting in Feb 9. Nevertheless, we 
>> would like to contribute.
>> From our perspective we would like to apply the DBpedia ontology to 
>> detect inconsistencies and flaws in DBpedia facts. This should not 
>> only be possible in a retroactive way, but should take place much 
>> earlier. Besides the detection of inconsistencies during the mapping 
>> process or afterwards in the extracted data, this could already be 
>> possible right from the start when the user is changing the wikipedia 
>> infobox content (in the sense of type checking for 
>> domain/range, checking of class disjointness and further constraints, 
>> plausibility check for dates in connection with basic axioms to be 
>> defined, etc.). Another possibility would be a tool that makes 
>> inconsistencies/flaws in wikipedia data visible directly in the 
>> wikipedia interface, where users could either correct them or confirm 
>> facts that are originally in doubt. To achieve this, not only a 
>> formally sound and semantically enrichedDBpedia ontology including a 
>> set of basic axioms would be necessary, but also the applications and 
>> infrastructure that make use of the ontology.
>> Also the relation of the DBpedia ontology to other ontologies would 
>> be a rather interesting topic. This includes the already proposed 
>> schemata (schema.org <http://schema.org>, facebook OG, etc) as well 
>> as established ontologies (yago, umbel, etc...) where mapping to 
>> DBpedia entities already exist. Can we make use of these ontologies 
>> (and existing mappings) to complement DBpedia ontology in som 
>> (semi-)automated way?
>> Thanks and best regards,
>>   Harald
>> [1] G. Töpper, M. Knuth, and H. Sack: DBpedia ontology enrichment for 
>> inconsistency detection. i-SEMANTICS 2012
>> [2] J. Waitelonis, N. Ludwig, M. Knuth, H. Sack: Whoknows? - 
>> Evaluating Linked Data Heuristics with a Quiz that cleans up DBpedia. 
>> ITSE, vol.8, 2011 (3)
>>> On 23 Jan 2015, at 20:06, Dimitris Kontokostas 
>>> <kontokostas@informatik.uni-leipzig.de 
>>> <mailto:kontokostas@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> We are in the process of reorganizing the DBpedia ontology. Anyone 
>>> who is interested to contribute to the future directions of the 
>>> project is welcome to join.
>>> The plan is as follows:
>>> 1) We have a dedicated session in the next DBpedia meeting in Dublin 
>>> (Feb 9th) [1] where we will discuss the editing workflow, future 
>>> directions and the formation of the DBpedia ontology committee [2].
>>> 2) The committee will be responsible to set the future plans & rules 
>>> that will be announced shortly after the meeting.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Dimtiris
>>> [1] wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015 
>>> <http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015>
>>> [2] http://mappings.dbpedia.org/index.php/DBpedia_Ontology_Committee
>>> -- 
>>> Dimitris Kontokostas
>>> Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
>>> Research Group: http://aksw.org <http://aksw.org/>
>>> Homepage:http://aksw.org/DimitrisKontokostas
>> Dr. Harald Sack
>> Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
>> Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
>> D-14482 Potsdam
>> Germany
>> Amtsgericht Potsdam, HRB 12184
>> Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
>> Tel.: +49 (0)331-5509-527
>> Fax: +49 (0)331-5509-325
>> E-Mail: Harald.Sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de 
>> <mailto:Harald.Sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
>> http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/meinel/team/sack.html
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> -- 
> Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim
> Data and Web Science Group
> University of Mannheim
> Phone: +49 621 181 2646
> B6, 26, Room C1.08
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> Mail:heiko@informatik.uni-mannheim.de
> Web:www.heikopaulheim.com

  Dr. Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
  Teaching Assistant

  Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)

  Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
  Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos
  (antes Facultad de Informática)
  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  Campus de Montegancedo, s/n
  Boadilla del Monte - 28660 Madrid

  Phone: (+34) 91 336 36 72
  Fax: (+34) 91 352 48 19
  e-mail: mcsuarez@fi.upm.es
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