KYOTO: A wiki for establishing semantic interoperability for knowledge sharing across languages and cultures

Piek Vossen, Eneko Agirre, Francis Bond, Wauter Bosma, Axel Herold, Amanda Hicks, Shu Kai Hsieh, Hitoshi Isahara, Chu-ren Huang, Kyoko Kanzaki, Andrea Marchetti, German Rigau, Francesco Ronzano, Roxane Segers, Maurizio Tesconi

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KYOTO is an Asian-European project developing a community platform for modeling knowledge and finding facts across languages and cultures. The platform operates as a Wiki system that multilingual and multi-cultural communities can use to agree on the meaning of terms in specific domains. The Wiki is fed with terms that are automatically extracted from documents in different languages. The users can modify these terms and relate them across languages. The system generates complex, language-neutral knowledge structures that remain hidden to the user but that can be used to apply open text mining to text collections. The resulting database of facts will be browse-able and searchable. Knowledge is shared across cultures by modeling the knowledge across languages. The system is developed for 7 languages and applied to the domain of the environment, but it can easily be extended to other languages and domains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Models
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781615208838
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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