An Approach Based in LSA for Evaluation of Ontological Relations on Domain Corpora

  • Mireya TovarEmail author
  • David Pinto
  • Azucena Montes
  • Gabriel González
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10267)


In this paper we present an approach for the automatic evaluation of relations in ontologies of restricted domain. We use the evidence found in a corpus associated to the same domain of the ontology for determining the validity of the ontological relations. Our approach employs Latent Semantic Analysis, a technique based on the principle that the words in a same context tend to have semantic relationships. The approach uses two variants for evaluating the semantic relations and concepts of the target ontologies. The performance obtained was about 70% for class-inclusion relations and 78% for non-taxonomic relations.


Ontology evaluation Latent semantic analysis Natural language processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mireya Tovar
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Pinto
    • 1
  • Azucena Montes
    • 2
  • Gabriel González
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceBenemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaPueblaMexico
  2. 2.TecNMInstituto Tecnológico de TlalpanMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Centro Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (CENIDET)CuernavacaMexico

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