Building ontologies for different natural languages

Emhimed Salem Alatrish1, Dušan Tošić2 and Nikola Milenković3

  1. Faculty of Mathematics, Studentski Trg 16
    11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    emhimed_alatrish@yahoo.com
  2. Faculty of Mathematics, Studentski Trg 16
    11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    dtosic@matf.bg.ac.rs
  3. Faculty of Mathematics, Studentski Trg 16
    11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    nikola.milenkovic@live.com

Abstract

Ontology construction of a certain domain is an important step in applying the Semantic web. A number of software tools adapted for building domain ontologies of most wide–spread natural languages are available, but accomplishing that for any given natural language presents a challenge. Here we propose a semi-automatic procedure to create ontologies for different natural languages. Our approach utilizes various software tools available on the Internet most notably DODDLE-OWL - a domain ontology development tool impleme-nted for English and Japanese languages. By using this tool, WordNet, Protégé and XSLT transformations, we propose a general procedure to construct domain ontology for any natural language.

Key words

Semantic Web, Ontology, Natural language, DODDLE-OWL

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS130429023A

Publication information

Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 2014)
Year of Publication: 2014
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Alatrish, E. S., Tošić, D., Milenković, N.: Building ontologies for different natural languages. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 2, 623–644. (2014)