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Natural Language Annotations for the Semantic Web

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Natural Language Annotations for the Semantic Web
Because the ultimate purpose of the Semantic Web is to help users locate, organize, and process information, we strongly believe that it should be grounded in the information access method humans are most comfortable with—natural language. However, the Resource Description Framework (RDF), the foundation of the Semantic Web, was designed to be easily processed by computers, not humans. To render RDF friendlier to humans, we propose to augment it with natural language annotations, or metadata written in everyday language. We argue that natural language annotations are not only intuitive and effective, but can also accelerate the pace with which the Semantic Web is being adopted. We demonstrate the use of natural language annotations from within Haystack, an end user Semantic Web platform that also serves as a testbed for our ideas. In addition to a prototype Semantic Web question answering system, we describe other opportunities for marrying natural language and Semantic Web technolo...
Boris Katz, Jimmy J. Lin, Dennis Quan
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where COOPIS
Authors Boris Katz, Jimmy J. Lin, Dennis Quan
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