Engineering ontologies for question answering

Marten Teitsma, Jacobijn Sandberg, Guus Schreiber, Bob Wielinga, Willem Robert van Hage

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Using an ontology to automatically generate questions for ordinary people requires a structure and concepts com- pliant with human thought. Here we present methods to develop a pragmatic, expert-based and a basic-level ontology and a framework to evaluate these ontologies. Comparing these ontologies shows that expert-based ontologies are most easy to con- struct but lack required cognitive semantic characteristics. Basic-level ontologies have structure and concepts which are better in terms of cognitive semantics but are most expensive to construct.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
JournalApplied Ontology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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