Title: Faceted Knowledge Representation
Authors: Uta Priss
Series: Linköping Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science
ISSN 1401-9841
Issue: Vol. 5 (2000), No. 003
URL: http://www.ep.liu.se/ea/cis/2000/003/

Abstract: 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.

First posting
2000-03-08
In ETAI area "Concept Based Knowledge Representation"
Original publication
2000-12-05
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