Guarino, Nicola


Sweetening WORDNET with DOLCE

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In this article, we discuss the general problems related to the semantic interpretation of WORDNET taxonomy in light of rigorous ontological principles inspired by the philosophical tradition. Then we introduce the DOLCE upper-level ontology, which is inspired by such principles but with a clear orientation toward language and cognition. We report the results of an experimental effort to align WORDNET's upper level with DOLCE. We suggest that such alignment could lead to an "ontologically sweetened" WORDNET, meant to be conceptually more rigorous, cognitively transparent, and efficiently exploitable in several applications.



Term Subsumption Languages in Knowledge Representation

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Term Subsumption Languages in Knowledge Representation Peter F. Patel-Schneider, Bernd Owsnicki-Klewe, Alfred Kobsa, Nicola Guarino, Robert MacGregor, William S. Mark, Deborah L. McGuinness, Bernhard Nebel, Albrecht Schmiedel, John Yen Abstract The Workshop on Term Subsumption Languages in Knowledge Representation was held 18-20 October 1989 at the Inn at Thorn Hill, located in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. The Workshop on Term Subsumption Languages in Knowledge Representation was held 18-20 October 1989 at the Inn at Thorn Hill, located in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire.