Bridging real world semantics to model world semantics for taxonomy based knowledge representation system

Ju Hum Kwon, Chee Yang Song, Chang Joo Moon, Doo Kwon Baik

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As a mean to map ontology concepts, a similarity technique is employed. Especially a context dependent concept mapping is tackled, which needs contextual information from knowledge taxonomy. Context-based semantic similarity differs from the real world similarity in that it requires contextual information to calculate similarity. The notion of semantic coupling is introduced to derive similarity for a taxonomy-based system. The semantic coupling shows the degree of semantic cohesiveness for a group of concepts toward a given context. In order to calculate the semantic coupling effectively, the edge counting methods is revisited for measuring basic semantic similarity by considering the weighting attributes from where they affect an edge's strength. The attributes of scaling depth effect, semantic relation type, and virtual connection for the edge counting are considered. Furthermore, how the proposed edge counting method could be well adapted for calculating context-based similarity is showed. Through experimental results are provided for both edge counting and context-based similarity. The results of proposed edge counting were encouraging compared with other combined approaches, and the context-based similarity also showed understandable results. The novel contributions of this paper come from two aspects. First, the similarity is increased to the viable level for edge counting. Second, a mechanism is proviede to derive a context-based similarity in taxonomy-based system, which has emerged as a hot issue in the literature such as Semantic Web, MDR, and other ontology-mapping environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-308
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Computer Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May


  • Context-based similarity
  • Edge counting
  • Semantic coupling
  • Semantic similarity
  • Weighting attributes
  • WordNet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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