Ontology construction for web services

Aviv Segev, Quan Z. Sheng

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Ontologies have become the de-facto modeling tool of choice, employed in a variety of applications and prominently in the Semantic Web. Nevertheless, ontology construction remains a daunting task. Ontological bootstrapping, which aims at automatically generating concepts and their relations in a given domain, is a promising technique for ontology construction. Bootstrapping an ontology based on a set of predefined textual sources, such as Web services, must address the problem of multiple concepts that are largely unrelated. This paper exploits the advantage that Web services usually consist of both WSDL and free text descriptors. The WSDL descriptor is evaluated using two methods, namely Term Frequency/Inverse Document Frequency (TF/IDF) and Web context generation.We propose an ontology bootstrapping process that integrates the results of both methods and validates the concepts using the free text descriptors, thereby offering a more accurate definition of ontologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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