Extracting Semantic Relationships between Wikipedia Categories
- Authors: Sergey Chernov (L3S Research Center), Tereza Iofciu (L3S Research Center), Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S Research Center), and Xuan Zhou (L3S Research Center)
The Wikipedia is the largest online collaborative knowledge sharing system, a free encyclopedia. Built upon traditional wiki architectures, its search capabilities are limited to title and full-text search. We suggest that semantic information can be extracted from Wikipedia by analyzing the links between categories. The results can be used for building a semantic schema for Wikipedia which could improve its search capabilities and provide contributors with meaningful suggestions for editing theWikipedia pages.We analyze relevant measures for inferring the semantic relationships between page categories of Wikipedia. Experimental results show that Connectivity Ratio positively correlates with the semantic connection strength.