Navigation-Induced Knowledge Engineering by Example

A New Paradigm for Knowledge Engineering by the Masses
  • Sebastian Hellmann
  • Jens Lehmann
  • Jörg Unbehauen
  • Claus Stadler
  • Thanh Nghia Lam
  • Markus Strohmaier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7774)


Knowledge Engineering is a costly, tedious and often time-consuming task, for which light-weight processes are desperately needed. In this paper, we present a new paradigm - Navigation-induced Knowledge Engineering by Example (NKE) - to address this problem by producing structured knowledge as a result of users navigating through an information system. Thereby, NKE aims to reduce the costs associated with knowledge engineering by framing it as navigation. We introduce and define the NKE paradigm and demonstrate it with a proof-of-concept prototype which creates OWL class expressions based on users navigating in a collection of resources. The overall contribution of this paper is twofold: (i) it introduces a novel paradigm for knowledge engineering and (ii) it provides evidence for its technical feasibility.


Navigation Knowledge Engineering Paradigm Methodology Ontology Learning Search OWL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Hellmann
    • 1
  • Jens Lehmann
    • 1
  • Jörg Unbehauen
    • 1
  • Claus Stadler
    • 1
  • Thanh Nghia Lam
    • 1
  • Markus Strohmaier
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik, AKSWUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Graz University of Technology and Know-CenterGrazAustria

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