Using natural language patterns for the development of ontologies

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The combination of certain linguistic units that recurrently appear in text genres has attracted the attention of many researchers in several domains, as they can provide valuable information about different types of relations. In this paper, the focus is on some of these combinatory units, referred to as Lexico-Syntactic Patterns (LSPs) that provide information about conceptual structures present in ontologies, also called Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs). The final end is to create a repository of LSPs associated to the ontological structures they convey to help novice users in the development of ontologies. In this paper we present the different strategies we have followed to identify LSPs, as well as an excerpt of the repository of LSPs-ODPs that is currently being built.


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