Multilingualism in Ontologies

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Juli 2011



The unavoidable symbiosis between ontologies andnatural language has proven more and more relevant onthe light of the growing interest and application ofSemantic Web technologies. Ontologies that arewell-documented in a natural language not onlyprovide humans with a better understanding of theworld model they represent, but also a betterexploitation by the systems that may use them. In thecurrent scenario of the Semantic Web, ontologies areproduced by users all over the world and consumed byapplications that interoperate with texts indifferent natural languages. Multilingualism becomesthen a crucial issue that needs to be examined atseveral stages of the ontology development process.In this work we approach multilingualism at theinitial phase of knowledge acquisition for ontologymodeling from experts, and at a later stage ofenriching the ontology with multilingual information. Both approaches aim at bringing ontologies closer toaverage users coming from different linguistic andcultural communities, being this a fundamentalrequirement for the consolidation of the Semantic Web.


Elena Montiel-Ponsoda is MA in Translation and Interpreting byUniversidad de Alicante, Spain, BA in Technical Interpreting byHochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany, and PhD in AppliedLinguistics by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain.Currently she works as a senior researcher at the OntologyEngineering Group, UPM, Madrid, Spain.
EAN: 9783844333893
ISBN: 3844333894
Untertitel: Building Patterns and Representation Models. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2011
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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