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Proceedings 3rd International Workshop on Web Site Evolution. WSE 2001 (2001)
Florence, Italy
Nov. 10, 2001 to Dec. 10, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-1399-9
pp: 7-13
H. Ghosh , Tata Infotech Res. Group, New Delhi, India
N. Rajarathnam , Tata Infotech Res. Group, New Delhi, India
With the Internet being a global resource, Web based applications need to break the barriers of language and culture. The core of an intelligent Web based application comprises an ontological description of the domain. A domain ontology needs a medium for expression, which usually consists of terminology borrowed from a natural language. Thus, a knowledge based application becomes susceptible to linguistic and cultural context. The authors present a novel knowledge representation technique that distinguishes between the abstract concepts in a domain and their expressions. It can associate expressions from different languages with the concepts in an ontology network. Non-textual symbols and media property specifications can also be used to express the concepts using this technique. The resulting ontology can thus be used in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment. An RDF based language is used as a vehicle for the knowledge representation scheme.
Knowledge representation, Ontologies, Cultural differences, Resource description framework, Internet, Natural languages, Vehicles, Global communication, Floors, Libraries

H. Ghosh, N. Rajarathnam and S. Chaudhury, "Knowledge representation for Web based services in a multi-cultural environment," Proceedings 3rd International Workshop on Web Site Evolution. WSE 2001(WSE), Florence, Italy, , pp. 7-13.
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