Semantic annotation support in the absence of consensus

Bertrand Sereno, Victoria Uren, Simon Buckingham Shum, Enrico Motta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


We are interested in the annotation of knowledge which does not necessarily require a consensus. Scholarly debate is an example of such a category of knowledge where disagreement and contest are widespread and desirable, and unlike many Semantic Web approaches, we are interested in the capture and the compilation of these conflicting viewpoints and perspectives. The Scholarly Ontologies project provides the underlying formalism to represent this meta-knowledge, and we will look at ways to lighten the burden of its creation. After having described some particularities of this kind of knowledge, we introduce ClaimSpotter, our approach to support its ‘capture’, based on the elicitation of a number of recommendations which are presented for consideration to our annotators (or analysts), and give some elements of evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe semantic web
Subtitle of host publicationfirst European Semantic Web Symposium, ESWS 2004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 10-12, 2004. Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-25956-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-21999-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event1st European Semantic Web Symposium - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 10 May 200412 May 2004


Conference1st European Semantic Web Symposium
Abbreviated titleESWS 2004


Dive into the research topics of 'Semantic annotation support in the absence of consensus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this