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User-system cooperation in document annotation based on information extraction

By F. Ciravegna, A. Dingli, D. Petrelli and Y. Wilks

Abstract

The process of document annotation for the Semantic Web is\ud complex and time consuming, as it requires a great deal of manual annotation. Information extraction from texts (IE) is a technology used by some very recent systems for reducing the burden of annotation. The integration of IE systems in annotation tools is quite a new development and there is still the necessity of thinking the impact of the IE system on the whole annotation process. In this\ud paper we initially discuss a number of requirements for the use of IE as support for annotation. Then we present and discuss a model of interaction that addresses such issues and Melita, an annotation framework that implements a\ud methodology for active annotation for the Semantic Web based on IE. Finally we present an experiment that quantifies the gain in using IE as support to human annotators

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:3951

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