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Author: Uta Priss
Article title: Faceted Knowledge Representation
Publ. type: Article
Volume: 5
Article No: 3
Language: English
Abstract [en]: Faceted Knowledge Representation provides a formalism for implementing knowledge systems. The basic notions of faceted knowledge representation are "unit", "relation", "facet", and "interpretation". Units are atomic elements and can be abstract elements or refer to external objects in an application. Relations are sequences of matrices of 0's and 1's (binary matrices). Facets are relational structures that combine units and relations. Each facet represents an aspect or viewpoint of a knowledge system. Interpretations are mappings that can be used to translate between different representations. This paper introduces the basic notions of faceted knowledge representation. The formalism is applied here to an abstract modeling of a faceted thesaurus as used in information retrieval.
Publisher: LINKÖPING University Electronic Press
Year: 2000
Available: 2000-12-05
No. of pages: 12
Series: LINKÖPING Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science
ISSN: 1401-9841
Note: First posting 2000-03-08 in ETAI area "Concept Based Knowledge Representation"


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