Harvesting information from the Internet to construct ontologies
journal contributionposted on 12.02.2013, 10:19 by Tom JacksonTom Jackson, Stephen C. Smith
The paper evaluates the effectiveness of harvesting information from the internet to aid in the lowcost construction of an ontology. The paper describes how a proof-of-concept called OntoRanch was built, to harvest information and its relationships to construct an ontology. A systems development methodology was adopted which recognises three main stages: concept development, system building, and system evaluation. The evaluation took an interpretive hybrid approach of using both a focus group and a questionnaire to evaluate the proof-of-concept OntoRanch. The findings show that the approach of reusing information by harvesting it from the internet can provide an effective self-sustaining process that enables ontologies to be constructed in a reduced amount of time and cost.
- Information Science