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Converting Textual Documents to RDF Triples, Covering Syntactic and Semantic Structures

  • Author / Creator
    Hassanzadeh, Kimia
  • An important contribution of the Semantic Web is a new format of data representation called Resource Description Framework (RDF). In RDF every piece of information is represented by a triple: <subject-property-object>. RDFs are densely interlinked between each other and are becoming very popular format of representing data on the web. As of August 2011, the last available data, more than 31 billion of triples exist on the web. In this set of work, we propose a system for information extraction from plain text in form of RDF triples. The proposed method is independent of prior knowledge-base and domain-specific patterns, and is applicable to any textual resources. Our approach is capable of identifying grammatical structure of an input sentence and analyzing its semantic to generate meaningful RDF triples of information, readable by human users and software agents. Through several experiments, we evaluate this approach by demonstrating the quality of our results.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3398X
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Reformat, Marek (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Pedrycz, Witold (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kuru, Ergun (Mining and Petroleum Engineering)
    • Han, Jie (Electrical and Computer Engineering)