Developing a Taxonomy of Semantic Relations in the Oil Spill Domain of Knowledge Discovery


  • Yejun Wu Louisiana State University
  • Li Yang Southwest Petroleum University



The paper presents the rationale, significance, method and procedure of building a taxonomy of semantic relations in the oil spill domain for supporting knowledge discovery through inference. Difficult problems during the development of the taxonomy are discussed and partial solutions are proposed. A preliminary functional evaluation of the taxonomy for supporting knowledge discovery was performed. The study proposes more research problems than solutions.