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A conceptual annotation approach to indexing in a Web-based information system

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3 Author(s)
Bertino, E. ; Milan Univ., Italy ; Catania, B. ; Zarri, G.P.

All the specialists have agreed that the possibility of adding to multimedia WWW objects some sort of `conceptual' annotations describing their information content would greatly contribute to solve the problem of their `intelligent' indexing and retrieval. We propose to associate with the Web objects not the final conceptual annotation, but a simple natural language (NL) caption, in the form of short texts representing a general, neutral description of their informational content. The NL caption will then be converted into a conceptual annotation in NKRL (Narrative Knowledge Representation Language), making use of an automatic translation system like those we have implemented in the context of recent European projects

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Advance Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, WECWIS, 1999. International Conference on

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Aug 1999