The Use of Abstraction Concepts for Representing and Structuring Documents

Andreas Dengel, N. M. Mattos

DFKI DFKI Research Reports (RR) 91-17 7/1991.


Due to the amount of documents available in modern offices, it is necessary to provide a multitude of methods for the structuring of knowledge, i.e., abstraction concepts. In order to achieve their uniform representation, such concepts should be considered in an integrated fashion to allow concise descriptions free of redundancy. In this paper, we present our approach towards an integration of methods of knowledge structuring. For this purpose, our view of abstraction concepts is briefly introduced using examples of the document world and compared with some existing systems. The main focus of this paper is to show the applicability of an integration of these abstraction concepts as well as their built-in reasoning facilities in supporting document processing and management.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence