Paper: A Vague Sense Classifier for Detecting Vague Definitions in Ontologies

ACL ID E14-4007
Title A Vague Sense Classifier for Detecting Vague Definitions in Ontologies
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Vagueness is a common human knowl- edge and linguistic phenomenon, typi- cally manifested by predicates that lack clear applicability conditions and bound- aries such as High, Expert or Bad. In the context of ontologies and semantic data, the usage of such predicates within ontol- ogy element definitions (classes, relations etc.) can hamper the latter?s quality, pri- marily in terms of shareability and mean- ing explicitness. With that in mind, we present in this paper a vague word sense classifier that may help both ontology cre- ators and consumers to automatically de- tect vague ontology definitions and, thus, assess their quality better.