Integrating Cyc and Wikipedia: Folksonomy Meets Rigorously Defined Common-sense

Olena Medelyan, Catherine Legg

Integration of ontologies begins with establishing mappings between their concept entries. We map categories from the largest manually-built ontology, Cyc, onto Wikipedia articles describing corresponding concepts. Our method draws both on Wikipedia’s rich but chaotic hyperlink structure and Cyc’s carefully defined taxonomic and common-sense knowledge. On 9,333 manual alignments by one person, we achieve an F-measure of 90%; on 100 alignments by six human subjects the average agreement of the method with the subject is close to their agreement with each other. We cover 62.8% of Cyc categories relating to common-sense knowledge and discuss what further information might be added to Cyc given this substantial new alignment.

Subjects: 11.2 Ontologies; 5. Common Sense Reasoning

Submitted: May 5, 2008


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