Topic Maps Generation by Text Mining

Topic Maps Generation by Text Mining

Hsin-Chang Yang (Chang Jung University, Taiwan) and Chung-Hong Lee (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch212
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Topic maps provide a general, powerful, and user-oriented way to navigate the information resources under consideration in any specific domain. A topic map provides a uniform framework that not only identifies important subjects from an entity of information resources and specifies the resources that are semantically related to a subject, but also explores the relations among these subjects. When a user needs to find some specific information on a pool of information resources, he or she only needs to examine the topic maps of this pool, select the topic that seems interesting, and the topic maps will display the information resources that are related to this topic, as well as its related topics. The user will also recognize the relationships among these topics and the roles they play in such relationships. With the help of the topic maps, you no longer have to browse through a set of hyperlinked documents and hope that you may eventually reach the information you need in a finite amount of time, while knowing nothing about where to start. You also don’t have to gather some words and hope that they may perfectly symbolize the idea you’re interested in, and be well-conceived by a search engine to obtain reasonable result. Topic maps provide a way to navigate and organize information, as well as create and maintain knowledge in an infoglut.

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