SEAL-II - The Soft Spot between Richly Structured and Unstructured Knowledge


Hotho, Andreas ; Maedche, Alexander ; Staab, Steffen ; Studer, Rudi



Additional URL: http://www.aifb.kit.edu/images/1/1c/2001_470_Hotho...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2001
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Universal Computer Science : JUCS ; Annual Print Archive Edition
Volume: 7
Issue number: 7
Page range: 566-590
Place of publication: Graz
Publishing house: Verl. d. Techn. Univ. Graz
ISSN: 0948-695X
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Wirtschaftsinformatik IV (Mädche -2015)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Recently, the idea of semantic portals on the Web or on the intranet has gained popularity. Their key concern is to allow a community of users to present and share knowledge in a particular (set of) domain(s) via semantic methods. Thus semantic portals aim at creating high-quality access - in contrast to methods like information retrieval or document clustering that do not exploit any semantic background knowledge at all. However, by way of this construction semantic portals may easily suffer from a typical knowledge management problem. Their initial value is low, because only little richly structured knowledge is available. Hence the motivation of its potential users to extend the knowledge pool is small, too. We here present SEAL-II, a methodology for semantic portals that extends its previous version, by providing a range of ontology-based means for hitting the soft spot between unstructured knowledge, which virtually comes for free, but which is of little use, and richly structured knowledge, which is expensive to gain, but of tremendous possible value. Thus, we give the portal builder tools and techniques in an overall framework to start the knowledge process at a semantic portal. SEAL-II takes advantage of the ontology in order to initiate the portal with knowledge, which is more usable than unstructured knowledge, but cheaper than richly structured knowledge.

Dieser Datensatz wurde nicht während einer Tätigkeit an der Universität Mannheim veröffentlicht, dies ist eine Externe Publikation.




+ Citation Example and Export

Hotho, Andreas ; Maedche, Alexander ; Staab, Steffen ; Studer, Rudi (2001) SEAL-II - The Soft Spot between Richly Structured and Unstructured Knowledge. Journal of Universal Computer Science : JUCS ; Annual Print Archive Edition Graz 7 7 566-590 [Article]


+ Search Authors in

+ Page Views

Hits per month over past year

Detailed information



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item