Anita de Waard, Simon Buckingham Shum, Annamaria Carusi, Jack Park, Matthias Samwald, Agnes Sandor
ISWC 2009, the 8th International Semantic Web Conference, Westfields Conference Center near Washington, DC., USA, 25-29 October 2009.
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Biological knowledge is increasingly represented as a collection of
(entity-relationship-entity) triplets. These are queried, mined, appended to
papers, and published. However, this representation ignores the argumentation
contained within a paper and the relationships between hypotheses, claims and
evidence put forth in the article. In this paper, we propose an alternate view of the research article as a network of ?hypotheses and evidence?. Our knowledge
representation focuses on scientific discourse as a rhetorical activity, which
leads to a different direction in the development of tools and processes for
modeling this discourse. We propose to extract knowledge from the article to
allow the construction of a system where a specific scientific claim is connected, through trails of meaningful relationships, to experimental evidence.
We discuss some current efforts and future plans in this area.
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