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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 27, 2017

Ability to connect OWL ontology to Discovery JSONs

Ability to connect OWL ontology to Discovery JSONs

This to imply an instance of an ontology / knowledge  graph where enrichments from WDS would be associated with nodes of an ontology and returned from an WDS query?

Currently WDS only works with entities and relations discovered by the annotation process (either news or custom).  How about if other related entities and relationships were specified by an expert.

The requirement to enable WDS enrichments by allowing the import of an OWL Ontology, where the enrichment would be solely based on exact matching of the node and edge labels.   

Tools to allow the SME to create dictionaries of how each ontology element may be expressed, thus WDS would annotate the expressions and label them using the Ontology labels?


Additional Clarification will be provided for this requirement.

  • Guest
    Aug 25, 2017

    I would expand on this idea, that Ontology support should also support Query Expansion based on this ontology to a depth (parent, or child) specified by configuration. As in at query time, the algorithm would also search on e.g. child nodes to a depth of 2. Documents should not have to include the search terms, they should be able to match based on ontology traversal.