Semantic relations in information science
Khoo, Christopher S. G.
Date of Issue2006
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This chapter examines the nature of semantic relations and their main applications in information science. The nature and types of semantic relations are discussed from the perspectives of linguistics and psychology. An overview of the semantic relations used in knowledge structures such as thesauri and ontologies are provided, as well as the main techniques used in the automatic extraction of semantic relations from text. The chapter then reviews the use of semantic relations in information extraction, information retrieval, question-answering and automatic text summarization applications.
Annual review of information science and technology
© 2006 American Society for Information Science and Technology. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Annual review of information science and technology, American Society for Information Science and Technology. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aris.1440400112].