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Title: Crowsdsourcing semantic resources
Author: Minnion, Anton Roscoe
ISNI:       0000 0004 5352 0480
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2015
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Finding easier and less resource-intensive ways of building knowledge resources is necessary to help broaden the coverage and use of semantic web technologies. Crowdsourcing presents a means through which knowledge can be efficiently acquired to build semantic resources. Crowds can be identified that represent communities whose knowledge could be used to build domain ontologies. This work presents a knowledge acquisition approach aimed at incorporating ontology engineering tasks into community crowd activity. The success of this approach is evaluated by the degree to which a crowd consensus is reached regarding the description of the target domain. Two experiments are described which test the effectiveness of the approach. The first experiment tests the approach by using a crowd that is aware of the knowledge acquisition task. In the second experiment, the crowd is unaware of the knowledge acquisition task and is motivated to contribute through the use of an interactive map. The results of these two experiments show that a similar consensus is reached from both experiments, suggesting that the approach offered provides a valid mechanism for incorporating knowledge acquisition tasks into routine crowd activity.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science