Nowadays, a great amount of the contents of the WWW are still mainly only human-oriented. To progressively move into the Semantic Web, the adoption of the use of ontologies is a milestone. However, their elaboration from scratch is quite expensive, which could prevent non-experts from using them in their applications. Due to this reason, different approaches for ontology reusing and engineering have been proposed, but they require domain experts and knowledge engineers. Besides, finding an ontology (if it exists) that fits a specific domain can be a tedious and frustrating experience.
In this paper, we propose an approach that, taking as starting point a set of user keywords that define the domain of interest, automatically integrates an ontology that comprises information extracted from different relevant resources. This ontology can be directly used as an initial version for a progressive refinement or as a final resource for non-expert users helping to spread the use of ontologies. This way, our proposal succeeds in alleviating the development efforts to create an ontology and facilitate this task to non-expert users. Moreover, it encourages ontology reuse and to reach a consensus when using these ontologies, for instance, to publish Linked Data. Ontologies, Ontological Engineering, Semantic Web
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