Knowledge mining Wikipedia : an ontological approach

H. Lee, Chun Chung Chan, Yue Hong Eric Tsui

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The organization of information in the knowledge economy has become a primary business process in many enterprises. The better information is organized and stored, the easier it can be retrieved, so that the most relevant information will always be available. Ontology is a versatile technology for organizing information; however, the main obstacle that prevents ontology prevailing is the difficulty in its management, that is, the building and maintaining of ontology. To solve this problem, a structured knowledge source is needed. In this paper, a thorough review on the feasibility of using Wikipedia as the source for ontology management is presented. Different approaches that are based on the use of Wikipedia for such purposes are also discussed. Finally, an ontology management system, based on the use of Wikipedia as the knowledge source, is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-60
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Data Mining
  • Information organization
  • Information retrieval
  • Ontology
  • Semantic search
  • Wikipedia


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