UMBC ebiquity

Text Based Similarity Metrics and Deltas for Semantic Web Graphs

Speaker: Krishnamurthy Viswanathan

Start: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 11:00AM

End: Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 12:00PM

Location: ITE 325

Abstract: Recognizing that two Semantic Web documents or graphs are similar and characterizing their differences is useful in many tasks, including retrieval, updating, version control and knowledge base editing. I will describe several text-based similarity metrics that characterize the relation between Semantic Web graphs and evaluate these metrics for three specific cases of similarity: similarity in classes and properties, similarity disregarding differences in base-URIs, and versioning relationship. I've applied these techniques for a specific use case – generating a delta between versions of a Semantic Web graph. The system has been evaluated on several tasks using a collection of graphs from the archive of the Swoogle Semantic Web search engine.

Tags: semantic web, information retrieval

Host: Tim Finin