Understanding Natural Language Metadata

Autayeu, Aliaksandr and Giunchiglia, Fausto and Andrews, Pierre (2010) Understanding Natural Language Metadata. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Handling everyday tasks such as search, classication and integration is becoming increasingly dicult and sometimes even impossible due to the increasing streams of data available. To overcome such an information overload we need more accurate information processing tools capable of handling big amounts of data. In particular, handling metadata can give us leverage over the data and enable structured processing of data, however, while some of this metadata is in a computer readable format, some of it is manually created in ambiguous natural language. Thus, accessing the semantics of natural language can increase the quality of information processing. We propose a natural language metadata understanding architecture that enables applications such as semantic matching, classication and search based on natural language metadata by providing a translation into a formal language which outperforms the state of the art by 15%.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA063 Problem solving
    Uncontrolled Keywords: natural language metadata, lightweight parsing, lightweight ontologies, descriptive phrases
    Report Number: DISI-10-026
    Repository staff approval on: 06 Apr 2010

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