Using Wikipedia Categories for Compact Representations of Chemical Documents

TitleUsing Wikipedia Categories for Compact Representations of Chemical Documents
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKöhncke, B., and W. - T. Balke
Conference Name19th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
Date Published10/2010
Conference LocationToronto, Canada

Today, Web pages are usually accessed using text search engines, whereas documents stored in the deep Web are accessed through domain-specific Web portals. These portals rely on external knowledge bases, respectively ontologies, mapping documents to more general concepts allowing for suitable classifications and navigational browsing. Since automatically generated ontologies are still not satisfactory for advanced information retrieval tasks, most portals heavily rely on hand-crafted domain-specific ontologies. This, however, also leads to high creation and maintaining costs. On the other hand, a freely available community maintained, if somewhat general, knowledge base is offered by Wikipedia. During the last years the coverage of Wikipedia has reached a large pool of information including articles from almost all domains. In this paper, we investigate the use of Wikipedia categories to describe the content of chemical documents in a compact form. We compare the results to the domain-specific ChEBI ontology and the results show that Wikipedia categories indeed allow useful descriptions for chemical documents that are even better than descriptions from the ChEBI ontology.

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