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Author(s)*:Suchanek, Fabian
BibTeX citekey*:Suchanek2008

Title, School
Title*:Automated Construction and Growth of a Large Ontology
School:Universität des Saarlandes
Type of Thesis*:Doctoral dissertation

Note, Abstract, Copyright
LaTeX Abstract:An ontology is a computer-processable collection of knowledge about the world. This thesis explains how an ontology can be constructed and expanded automatically. The proposed approach consists of three contributions:

\item A core ontology, YAGO.\\
YAGO is an ontology that has been constructed automatically. It combines
high accuracy with large coverage and serves as a core that can be expanded.
\item A tool for information extraction, \leila.\\
\leila\ is a system that can extract knowledge from natural language texts.
\leila\ will be used to find new facts for YAGO.
\item An integration mechanism, SOFIE.\\
SOFIE is a system that can reason on the plausibility of new knowledge.
SOFIE will assess the facts found by \leila\ and integrate them into YAGO.
Each of these components comes with a fully implemented system. Together, they form an integrative architecture, which does not only gather new facts, but also reconcile them with the existing facts. The result is an ever-growing, yet highly accurate ontological knowledge base. A survey of applications of the ontology completes the thesis.

Keywords:Ontologies, Information Extraction, Reasoning
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Referees, Status, Dates
1. Referee:Gerhard Weikum
2. Referee:Rudi Studer Amit Sheth
Supervisor:Gerhard Weikum
Date Kolloquium:19 December 2008
Chair Kolloquium:Andreas Zeller

MPG Unit:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:Databases and Information Systems Group
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BibTeX Entry:
AUTHOR = {Suchanek, Fabian},
TITLE = {Automated Construction and Growth of a Large Ontology},
SCHOOL = {Universit{\"a}t des Saarlandes},
YEAR = {2008},
TYPE = {Doctoral dissertation}
MONTH = {December},

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