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). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-84628-103-2_5