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Representation and Management of Narrative Information

Theoretical Principles and Implementation

By Gian Piero Zarri

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Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book supplies an exhaustive description of NKRL and of the associated knowledge representation principles. It also constitutes an invaluable source of reference for practitioners, researchers and graduates.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8480-0077-3
  • 312 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: June 29, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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A big amount of important, ‘economically relevant’ information, is buried within the huge mass of multimedia documents that correspond to some form of ‘narrative’ description. Due to the ubiquity of these ‘narrative’ resources, being able to represent in a general, accurate, and effective way their semantic content – i.e., their key ‘meaning’ – is then both conceptually relevant and economically important. In this book, we present the main properties of NKRL (‘Narrative Knowledge Representation Language’), a language expressly designed for representing, in a standardised way, the ‘meaning’ of complex multimedia narrative documents. NKRL is a fully implemented language/environment. The software exists in two versions, an ORACLE-supported version and a file-oriented one. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this exhaustive description of NKRL and of the associated knowledge representation principles will be an invaluable source of reference for practitioners, researchers, and graduates.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preface.
  2. Basic Principles, Narrative Information in an NKRL Context.
  3. The Knowledge Representation Strategy.
  4. The Semantic and Ontological Contents, 'Concepts' and 'Templates'.
  5. The Query and Inference Procedures.
  6. Conclusion, Technological Enhancements and Theoretical Enhancements.
  7. Appendix A: NKRL Software.
  8. Appendix B: Plural Entities in NKRL.
  9. References.
  10. Index.
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