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Theory of K-representations as a Comprehensive Formal Framework for Developing a Multilingual Semantic Web

Informatica. 2010. Vol. 34. No. 3. P. 287-296.
Fomichov V. A.

A comprehensive theoretical framework for the development of a Semantic Web of a new generation, or of a Multilingual Semantic Web, is outlined. Firstly, the paper grounds the possibility of using a mathematical model being the kernel of the theory of K-representations and describing a system of 10 partial operations on conceptual structures for building semantic representations (or text meaning representations) of, likely, arbitrary sentences and discourses in English, Russian, French, German, and other languages. The possibilities of using SK-languages defined by the theory of K-representations for building semantic annotations of informational sources and for constructing semantic representations of discourses pertaining to biology and medicine are illustrated. Secondly, an original strategy of transforming the existing Web into a Semantic Web of a new generation with the well-developed mechanisms of understanding natural language texts is described. The third subject of this paper is a description of the correspondence between the inputs and outputs of the elaborated algorithm of semantic-syntactic analysis and of its advantages; the semantic representations of the input texts are the expressions of SK-languages (standard knowledge languages). The input  texts can be the statements, questions, and commands from the sublanguages of English, Russian, and German. The algorithm has been implemented by means of the programming language PYTHON.