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Noon seminar - Google and Wordnet methods applied to sediment/rock/soil vocabularies

Monday, February 20, 2012, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Chris Jenkins



ARC room 620

Complex vocabularies are a big problem in the Earth Sciences. And they stand in the way of modern science directions like multidisciplinary research, widescale data integration, and crossing the model-data divide. Google/Wordnet computational linguistics can produce accurate software 'crosswalks' through the semantic mazes. Then those formal, shallow and dogmatic ontologies that we have all sat through lectures on, might become a thing of the past.