Extracting ontologies from software documentation: a semi-automatic method and its evaluationReport as inadecuate

Author: Marta Sabou

Source: https://core.ac.uk/


Rich and generic ontologies about web service functionalities are a prerequisite for performing complex reasoning tasks with web service descriptions.
However, their acquisition is timeconsuming and conditioned by the small number of web services available in certain domains.
As a solution, we describe a semiautomatic method to extract such ontologies from software documentation,\ud motivated by the observation that web services reflect the\ud functionality of their underlying implementation.
Further, we report on fine-tuning the extraction process by using a multi-stage evaluation method ...

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