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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
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. In this paper, we present a new 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.

N. Rajarathnam, H. Ghosh 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, 2001, pp. 7.
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