Probabilistic inference on uncertain semantic link network and its application in event identification

Wei Li, Hai Zhuge

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The Probabilistic Semantic Link Network (P-SLN) is a model for enhancing the ability of Semantic Link Network in representing uncertainty. Probabilistic inference over uncertain semantic links can process the likelihood and consistency of uncertain semantic links. This work develops the P-SLN model by incorporating probabilistic inference rules and consistency constraints. Two probabilistic inference mechanisms are incorporated into the model. The application of probabilistic inference on SLN of events for joint event identification verifies the effectiveness of the proposed model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-42
Number of pages11
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Early online date4 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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© 2019, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

Funding: National Science Foundation of China (project no. 61640212, No. 61876048).


  • Event extraction
  • Probabilistic inference
  • Probabilistic semantic link network
  • Semantic link network


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