AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Evaluation of Ontology Knowledge in Chinese Classical Poetry Classification
Chengyu Alex Fang, Wan Yin Claie Li

Last modified: 2011-03-20


This paper describes preliminary research in the use of ontological knowledge for the task of automatically classifying classical Chinese poetry (CCCP) according to authorship. Based on a collection of poems written by Liu Yong (987–1053 AD) and Su Shi (1037– 1101 AD), which have been analyzed according to a taxonomy of ontological entities at the lexical level, the research looks into the issue of whether characteristic features can be automatically extracted as important stylistic differences between the two poets. This paper examines the efficiency of different ontological concepts as features in CCCP using Support Vector Machine (SVMs). The experiment shows that an integration of ontological knowledge and bags-of-words (BoW) produces a higher precision for CCCP than BoW only with an overall increase of 2.1% and 2.2% in terms of precision and F-score.

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