Accessing information sources using ontologies

Dongeun Sun, Hyosook Jung, Chunsik Hwang, Heejin Kim, Seongbin Park

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In this paper, we present a system that helps users access various types of information sources using ontologies. An ontology consists of a set of concepts and their relationships in a domain of interests. The system analyzes an ontology provided by a user so that the user can search and browse Wikipedia [1], DBpedia [4], PubMed [5], and the Web by utilizing the information in the ontology. In particular, terms defined in the ontology are mapped to Wikipedia pages and the navigation history of a user is saved so that it can serve as a personalized ontology. In addition, users can create and edit ontologies using the proposed system. We show that the proposed system can be used in an educational environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-366
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Computers, Communications and Control
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 29


  • Education
  • Ontology
  • Wikipedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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