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ReTAX+: A Cooperative Taxonomy Revision Tool

Lam, SC Joey and Sleeman, Derek and Vasconcelos, Wamberto (2004) ReTAX+: A Cooperative Taxonomy Revision Tool. In Proceedings of AI-2004 Conference, Cambridge, UK, December 2004. Publisher: Springer, p 64-77.

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ReTAX is a system that assists domain experts to accommodate a new item in an established taxonomy; it suggests a number of ways in which that can be achieved namely; modifying the new entity, the taxonomy, or both. Further, a set of refinement operators are used to guarantee the consistency of the resulting taxonomy. ReTAX+ is a system which provides the user with additional functionalities as they build a new taxonomy or reuse an existing taxonomy. Specifically, it provides functions to enable a user to add, edit or delete the values associated with class attributes; additionally, it provides functions to add a class, delete a class, merge two classes, and split a class. Again consistent with the philosophy of ReTAX, ReTAX+ offers the user, when relevant, a number of options to achieve his objectives. For example, deleting a class is a fairly radical step and various decisions need to be made about the resulting “orphaned” instances and sub-classes.

Subjects:AKT Challenges > Knowledge reuse
AKT Challenges > Knowledge acquisition
AKT Challenges > Knowledge maintenance
ID Code:387
Deposited By:Ajit, Suraj
Deposited On:07 March 2005

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