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What is Rigid Concept

Handbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technology: Perspectives and Models
a concept is rigid if it is essential to all of its instances. For example, the concept animal is rigid because everything that is an animal, must be an animal and is an animal for as long as it exists. It cannot cease being animal and change into, for example, a plant.
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KYOTO: A Wiki for Establishing Semantic Interoperability for Knowledge Sharing Across Languages and Cultures
Piek Vossen (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Eneko Agirre (EHU, Spain), Francis Bond (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Wauter Bosma (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Axel Herold (BBAW, Germany), Amanda Hicks (BBAW, Germany), Shu-Kai Hsieh (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan), Hitoshi Isahara (NICT, Japan), Chu-Ren Huang (Hong Kong University, China), Kyoko Kanzaki (NICT, Japan), Andrea Marchetti (CNR-IIT, Italy), German Rigau (EHU, Spain), Francesco Ronzano (CNR-IIT, Italy), Roxane Segers (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), and Maurizio Tesconi (CNR-IIT, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-883-8.ch012
Abstract
KYOTO is an Asian-European project developing a community platform for modeling knowledge and finding facts across languages and cultures. The platform operates as a Wiki system that multilingual and multi-cultural communities can use to agree on the meaning of terms in specific domains. The Wiki is fed with terms that are automatically extracted from documents in different languages. The users can modify these terms and relate them across languages. The system generates complex, language-neutral knowledge structures that remain hidden to the user but that can be used to apply open text mining to text collections. The resulting database of facts will be browse-able and searchable. Knowledge is shared across cultures by modeling the knowledge across languages. The system is developed for 7 languages and applied to the domain of the environment, but it can easily be extended to other languages and domains.
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