Automatic concept hierarchies development: A revised subsumption approach.

Yi-Fang Wu


In this study, the original subsumption rule proposed by Sanderson and Croft is revised. Different thresholds are used to observe how shapes of a concept hierarchy change. Ranking among children concepts is available based on sorted subsumption data. This study also explores three potential usages of concept hierarchies. 1. As an overview to a document collection 2. As a tool to compare different document collections in the same domain 3. As a tool to observe evolution trends in a domain

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