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An Algorithm for Modelling Key Terms

Cai, Di and van Rijsbergen, C.J. (2008) An Algorithm for Modelling Key Terms. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 23 (1). pp. 50-81. ISSN 0884-8173

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The ability to formally analyse and represent semantic relations of terms is a major challenge for many areas of computing science and an intriguing problem for other sciences. In applications of evidence theory to, for instance, information retrieval, the problem of analysis and representation becomes apparent because evidence theory is based on set theory and individual key terms have to be modelled as subsets of the frame of discernment. How to find the frame and model the key terms is a challenge. The problem leads to other practical problems, as pointed out repeatedly in the literature. In this study, we focus on such a problem, present a method for simplifying and normalizing a thesaurus, and propose an algorithm for establishing the frame of discernment and for modelling individual key terms as a subset of the frame. The key aim of this study is to treat semantic relations of terms by means of a normalized thesaurus.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing
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Depositing User: Di Cai
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 20:57


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