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K                                          E                      B                        L                              ...
. Organizing information                                         2• There are many ways to organize, store and retrieve  i...
. Networks of information                                           3• If one chooses to organize the available informatio...
. What is a Semantic Network?                                   4• DEFINITION  collection of (names of) objects that refer...
. Example                                                     5• “Time Square" from the category "streets" has a relations...
. Example semantic network around “Time Square”                                                    6                      ...
. Setting up a semantic network                                   7If you want to set up a formal semantic network it shou...
. What makes a semantic network interesting ?                      8• Main reason: it corresponds to a natural way of orga...
. Didn’t you know of semantic networks!?                       ?9• Maybe you have never heard of or understand the concept...
. Semantic Networks for Business                                   10There are several arguments for Business to use Seman...
. What do you need for building semantic networks?          11• For each semantic network you need the classification, mai...
. Settembrini Publishers                                      12• Settembrini Publishers has much (practical) experience t...
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Semantic networks

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Why semantic networks? This presentation explains that anyone who have heard of semantic networks, ontologies, thesaurus, taxonomies are already familiar with the concept of semantic networks. Settembrini Publishers helps you with setting up and maintaining such networks for your business.

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Semantic networks

  1. 1. K E B L W X A H P Semantic Networks Settembrini Publishers Dick H. Ahles December 2012 Settembrini Publishers is the official global Partner for Unifiedroot S&Mto design Semantic Networks for the Top Level Domain Names TLD Publishing Services
  2. 2. . Organizing information 2• There are many ways to organize, store and retrieve information• A natural way to organize information and to enrich it is by referring to similar or other relevant data and concepts• That’s why the Internet is so popular: hyperlinks are an easy way to jump from one webpage to the next webpage containing relevant informationD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  3. 3. . Networks of information 3• If one chooses to organize the available information by offering all kinds of references to other information then we could store this information into a data network or so called network database• In linguistics or the world of librarians such networks with their references are called semantic networks, thesauri or ontologies and are especially used for indexing of documents K E B L W X A H PD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  4. 4. . What is a Semantic Network? 4• DEFINITION collection of (names of) objects that refer to each other• A semantic network has the following characteristics: – references have specific meanings (semantic = meaning of words) – these relationships thus give meaning to the object – relationships have a specific meaning into one direction: its "points" from Object1 to object2. The reverse - object2 to Object1 - relationship has usually a different meaning – to further determine the meaning of an object, objects in a semantic network are often categorizedD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  5. 5. . Example 5• “Time Square" from the category "streets" has a relationship "is located in" with the object “New York " from the category “geographical places". This categories and relationship and thus given meaning to the object “Time Square”• But “Time Square" has also a relationship “cross street with" the objects “Broadway“ and “w42nd St".• And the object “McDonald“ (category: “fast food”) has another relationship “located at" “Time Square ";• Likewise has “42nd Street Shuttle" (category: “Public transportation”) a relationship "has stop" with the same “Time Square".• And of course the revers relationship now from the viewpoint of the object “New York“ has the meaning of “includes“ with “Time Square".D.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  6. 6. . Example semantic network around “Time Square” 6 McDonald’s Located at of Time stop Square 42nd New York Street Time Shuttle Square Located at Cross streets Cross streets W 42nd St BroadwayD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  7. 7. . Setting up a semantic network 7If you want to set up a formal semantic network it should meetthe following characteristics:1. Names of the objects are unique and checked. The list of objects is called an ontology2. Spelling variants and other synonyms are identified as such and refer to a "main term"3. Objects are classified or categorized; these classifications have a hierarchy. A classification is also called a taxonomy4. Ontology of named relations between the names of objects is also called ThesaurusD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  8. 8. . What makes a semantic network interesting ? 8• Main reason: it corresponds to a natural way of organizing information and the way human’s think!• In addition, it is a very flexible way of organizing data: you can easily extend the structure of semantic networks if needed• You can easily convert almost any other data structures to a semantic network K E B L W X A P HD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  9. 9. . Didn’t you know of semantic networks!? ?9• Maybe you have never heard of or understand the concept of semantic networks or ontologies K• Don’t worry because you are anyway L X E B W already used to thinking in semantic A ` ` P H networks• And think of an ontology as by example: – list of products that you are selling – list of contacts or clients in your database• And you are used to classify your contacts or products in: customers, private, business, suppliers, product types, etcD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  10. 10. . Semantic Networks for Business 10There are several arguments for Business to use Semantic Netwoks in their Business processSee our presentions on slideShare “Semantic Networks for Business”. Click here!The main reason is that in the new Internet era your Business needs:1. to merge data from several databases into one platform2. to maintain translation of the names and documents3. to publish a selection of the same data for several platforms (print, html, Apps) and in several languages4. to maintain the data by non-IT people5. to index and classify relevant documentsSemantic networking helps the business to handle this activitiesD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  11. 11. . What do you need for building semantic networks? 11• For each semantic network you need the classification, main terms and relations predefine• Choice of classification and relationship types depends on what you want to achieve with semantic networks and who is going to make use of.• Also need to determine how the names in the network are used to index the documents to which you want to refer• Further you obviously need a system that you can build and that maintains semantic networks• The Unifiedroot TLD Publishing services is such a system!D.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012
  12. 12. . Settembrini Publishers 12• Settembrini Publishers has much (practical) experience to present and maintain semantic networks• For information d.ahles@settembrini.nl• Dick Ahles is your consultant Settembrini Publishers is the global Partner for Unifiedroot S&M to design Semantic Networks for the Top Level Domain Names TLD Publishing Services www.unifiedroot.comD.Ahles - Semantic Networks - 0812012

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