ReTAX+: A cooperative taxonomy revision tool

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Abstract

ReTAX is a system that assists domain experts to accommodate a new item in an established taxonomy; it suggests a number of ways in which that can be achieved namely; modifying the new entity, the taxonomy, or both. Further, a set of refinement operators are used to guarantee the consistency of the resulting taxonomy. ReTAX+ is a system which provides the user with additional functionalities as they build a new taxonomy or reuse an existing taxonomy. Specifically, it provides functions to enable a user to add, edit or delete the values associated with class attributes; additionally, it provides functions to add a class, delete a class, merge two classes, and split a class. Again consistent with the philosophy of ReTAX, ReTAX+ offers the user, when relevant, a number of options to achieve his objectives. For example, deleting a class is a fairly radical step and various decisions need to be made about the resulting "orphaned" instances and sub-classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
EditorsAnn Macintosh, Richard Ellis, Tony Allen
Place of PublicationLondon, England
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages64-77
Number of pages14
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781846281037
ISBN (Print)9781852339081
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameBCS Conference Series

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Lam, S. C., Sleeman, D., & Vasconcelos, W. W. M. P. D. (2005). ReTAX+: A cooperative taxonomy revision tool. In A. Macintosh, R. Ellis, & T. Allen (Eds.), Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XII: Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Vol. 1, pp. 64-77). (BCS Conference Series). London, England: Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-84628-103-2_5

ReTAX+: A cooperative taxonomy revision tool. / Lam, Sik Chun; Sleeman, Derek; Vasconcelos, Wamberto W M P D.

Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XII: Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. ed. / Ann Macintosh; Richard Ellis; Tony Allen. Vol. 1 London, England : Springer-Verlag, 2005. p. 64-77 (BCS Conference Series).

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Lam, SC, Sleeman, D & Vasconcelos, WWMPD 2005, ReTAX+: A cooperative taxonomy revision tool. in A Macintosh, R Ellis & T Allen (eds), Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XII: Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. vol. 1, BCS Conference Series, Springer-Verlag, London, England, pp. 64-77. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-84628-103-2_5
Lam SC, Sleeman D, Vasconcelos WWMPD. ReTAX+: A cooperative taxonomy revision tool. In Macintosh A, Ellis R, Allen T, editors, Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XII: Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 1. London, England: Springer-Verlag. 2005. p. 64-77. (BCS Conference Series). https://doi.org/10.1007/1-84628-103-2_5
Lam, Sik Chun ; Sleeman, Derek ; Vasconcelos, Wamberto W M P D. / ReTAX+: A cooperative taxonomy revision tool. Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XII: Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. editor / Ann Macintosh ; Richard Ellis ; Tony Allen. Vol. 1 London, England : Springer-Verlag, 2005. pp. 64-77 (BCS Conference Series).
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