By Serra, I.; Girardi, R.; Novais, P.
Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
Manual construction of ontologies by domain experts and knowledge engineers is a costly task. Thus, automatic and/or semi-automatic approaches to their development are needed. Ontology Learning aims at identifying its constituent elements, such as non-taxonomic relationships, from textual information sources. This article presents a discussion of the problem of Learning Non-Taxonomic Relationships of Ontologies and defines its generic process. Four techniques representing the state of the art of Learning Non-Taxonomic Relationships of Ontologies are described and the solutions they provide are discussed along with their advantages and limitations.