Engineering ontologies for question answering

M. Teitsma, J. Sandberg, A.Th. Schreiber, B. Wielinga, W. van Hage

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Using an ontology to automatically generate questions for ordinary people requires a structure and concepts compliant 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 construct 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. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
JournalApplied Ontology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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