The Similarity Jury: Combining expert judgements on geographic concepts

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dc.contributor.author Ballatore, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Wilson, David C.
dc.contributor.author Bertolotto, Michela
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-29T14:46:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-15T03:00:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 Springer en
dc.date.issued 2012-10-15
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-642-33998-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3936
dc.description 6th International Workshop on Semantics and Conceptual Issues in Geographical Information Systems (SeCoGIS 2012) (part of ER 2012), Florence, Italy, October, 2012 en
dc.description.abstract A cognitively plausible measure of semantic similarity between geographic concepts is valuable across several areas, including geographic information retrieval, data mining, and ontology alignment. Semantic similarity measures are not intrinsically right or wrong, but obtain a certain degree of cognitive plausibility in the context of a given application. A similarity measure can therefore be seen as a domain expert summoned to judge the similarity of a pair of concepts according to her subjective set of beliefs, perceptions, hypotheses, and epistemic biases. Following this analogy, we first define the similarity jury as a panel of experts having to reach a decision on the semantic similarity of a set of geographic concepts. Second, we have conducted an evaluation of 8 WordNet-based semantic similarity measures on a subset of OpenStreetMap geographic concepts. This empirical evidence indicates that a jury tends to perform better than individual experts, but the best expert often outperforms the jury. In some cases, the jury obtains higher cognitive plausibility than its best expert. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartof Castano, S. et al (eds.). Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2012 Workshops CMS, ECDM-NoCoDA, MoDIC, MORE-BI, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, WISM, Florence, Italy, October 15-18, 2012. Proceedings en
dc.rights The final publication is available at springerlink.com en
dc.subject Lexical similarity en
dc.subject Semantic similarity en
dc.subject Geo-semantics en
dc.subject Expert judgement en
dc.subject WordNet en
dc.subject.lcsh Semantics en
dc.subject.lcsh Names, Geographical en
dc.subject.lcsh Geography--Terminology en
dc.title The Similarity Jury: Combining expert judgements on geographic concepts en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.authorcontactother andrea.ballatore@ucd.ie
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-642-33999-8_29
dc.neeo.contributor Ballatore|Andrea|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Wilson|David C.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Bertolotto|Michela|aut|
dc.description.admin DG 18/10/2012 en
dc.description.admin This paper is due to be published as part of LNCS but publication date is unknown. There will be a 12 month embargo from the publication date as well. http://cs.ulb.ac.be/conferences/secogis2012/manprep.html DG 18/10/2012 en
dc.description.admin Names JG 2012-11-23 en
dc.internal.rmsid 311697507
dc.date.updated 2012-10-17T11:10:52Z


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