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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING SEMANTIC EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN CONCEPTS

United States Patent Application

20160224893
A1
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A method for establishing semantic equivalence between a plurality of concepts including: providing an Orthogonal Semantic Equivalence Map in which first, second, and third extensional concept models are related; selecting or de-selecting a concept in the first concept model; selecting or deselecting a (relation, concept) pair representing an intensional relation from a concept in the first concept model to a concept in the second concept model over a concept in the third concept model; determining a subset of intensional relations from the selected concepts in the first concept model to concepts in the second concept model; determining a set of concepts from the first concept model that are related to concepts in the second concept model over the selected (relation, concept) pairs; and determining the narrowest common extension of the set of concepts from the first, second, or third concept models that are related over the selected intensional relations.
Parker, Jr., Charles T. (East Lansing, MI), Garrity, George M. (Okemos, MI), Krdzavac, Nenad (East Landsing, MI)
NamesForlife, LLC (East Lansing MI), Bord of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing MI)
15/ 022,870
September 22, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under STTR Award No. DE-SC0006191 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.