Concept Creation in Lexical Ontologies
Nuno Seco, Tony Veale, Jer Hayes
University College Dublin, Department of Computer Science, Dublin 4, Ireland
The compositional mechanisms involved in the comprehension and creation of concepts is of much interest to the communities studying Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Nevertheless, comprehension has been largely studied while the creation or production of novel concepts has been somewhat forgotten. We present a model for concept generation using a well known lexical ontology --- WordNet --- along with the results of our experiments that evaluate the creative characteristics of the generated concepts. We also explain how these ideas may be applied to other areas of research, namely to Information Retrieval systems.
Ontologies, Concept Creation, Creativity, WordNet