Conceptual Pathway Querying of Natural Logic Knowledge Bases from Text Bases

Troels Andreasen, Henrik Bulskov Styltsvig, Jørgen Fischer Nilsson, Per Anker Jensen, Tine Lassen

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    Abstract

    We describe a framework affording computation of conceptual pathways between a pair of terms presented as a query to a text database. In this framework, information is extracted from text sentences and becomes represented in natural logic, which is a form of logic coming much closer to natural language than predicate logic. Natural logic accommodates a variety of scientific parlance, ontologies and domain models. It also supports a semantic net or graph view of the knowledge base. This admits computation of relationships between concepts simultaneously through pathfinding in the knowledge base graph and deductive inference with the stored assertions. We envisage use of the developed pathway functionality, e.g., within bio-, pharma-, and medical sciences for calculating bio-pathways and causal chains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFlexible Query Answering Systems : 10th International Conference, FQAS 2013, Granada, Spain, September 18-20, 2013. Proceedings
    EditorsHenrik Legind Larsen, Maria J. Martin-Bautista, Maria Amparo Vila, Troels Andreasen
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication dateSep 2013
    Pages1-12
    ISBN (Print)9783642407680
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642407697
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
    EventThe 10th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems. FQAS 2013 - School of Computer Science and Telecommunications (ETSI de Informatica y de Telecomunicaciones) at University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Duration: 18 Sep 201320 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 10
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    Conference

    ConferenceThe 10th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems. FQAS 2013
    Number10
    LocationSchool of Computer Science and Telecommunications (ETSI de Informatica y de Telecomunicaciones) at University of Granada
    CountrySpain
    CityGranada
    Period18/09/201320/09/2013
    Internet address
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume8132
    ISSN0302-9743

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