department of informatics

A Fuzzy Grassroots Ontology for improving Weblog Extraction

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of Digital Information Management, Volume 8, Issue 4, p.276-284 (2010)


This paper presents fuzzy clustering algorithms to establish a grassroots ontology – a machine-generated weak ontology – based on folksonomies. Furthermore, it describes a search engine for vaguely associated terms and aggregates them into several meaningful cluster categories, based on the introduced weak grassroots ontology. A potential application of this ontology, weblog extraction, is illustrated using a simple example. Added value and possible future studies are discussed in the conclusion.