FunGramKB term extractor
Ontological engineering is a relatively young discipline that has nevertheless received considerable attention because of its great potential for application in a number of areas, including Machine Translation, Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web. A major field of research of the ontological endeavour concerns the building of specialised ontologies, i.e. concept hierarchies which formalise knowledge from expert areas of human activity such as medicine or law. This chapter focuses on the methodological aspects of the construction of specialised taxonomies in the framework of the FunGramKB knowledge base and in doing so it illustrates the FunGramKB Term Extractor, an innovative corpus-based tool for the semi-automatic extraction of terms.