Ontological Profiles in Enterprise Search

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Ontological Profiles in Enterprise Search
Ontology-driven search applications use ontological concepts either to index documents or to guide and understand the users. Since ontologies by nature are domain-dependent and application-independent, though, there is no guarantee that their concepts are efficient in categorizing and retrieving information from a specific document index. This paper explains the idea of ontological profiles, which is an ontology adapted to the actual language used in a document collection or among the users. A method for constructing ontological profiles from petroleum documents is presented, as well as a search application that makes use of profiles to interpret users queries. Testing on real documents with a 20,000 concepts petroleum ontology reveals that the approach is useful in situations where recall is more critical than precision.
Geir Solskinnsbakk, Jon Atle Gulla
Added 19 Oct 2010
Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where EKAW
Authors Geir Solskinnsbakk, Jon Atle Gulla
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