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    Web taxonomy integration through co-bootstrapping

    Zhang, Dell and Lee, W.S. (2004) Web taxonomy integration through co-bootstrapping. In: Sanderson, M. and Jarvelin, K. and Allan, J. and Bruza, P. (eds.) SIGIR 2004: Proceedings of the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. ACM, pp. 410-417. ISBN 9781581138818.

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    We address the problem of integrating objects from a source taxonomy into a master taxonomy. This problem is not only currently pervasive on the web, but also important to the emerging semantic web. A straightforward approach to automating this process would be to learn a classifier that can classify objects from the source taxonomy into categories of the master taxonomy. The key insight is that the availability of the source taxonomy data could be helpful to build better classifiers for the master taxonomy if their categorizations have some semantic overlap. In this paper, we propose a new approach, co-bootstrapping, to enhance the classification by exploiting such implicit knowledge. Our experiments with real-world web data show substantial improvements in the performance of taxonomy integration.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 15:13
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:52


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