Building a Core Arabic Ontology About Iraqi News
Abdulhussein M. Abdullah1, Miaad Raisan2

1Abdulhussein M. Abdullah, Computer Science, University of Basrah/ College of Science, Basrah, Iraq.
2Miaad Raisan, Computer Science, University of Basrah/ College of Science, Basrah, Iraq.

Manuscript received on 15 August 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2015 | PP: 171-177 | Volume-4 Issue-6, August 2015 | Retrieval Number: F4199084615/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Nowadays, Iraqi newspapers spread on the WWW in a great and remarkable form. All of these Websites are belonging to traditional Web. Therefore, the search results are not perfect. In order to move with these Websites to Semantic Web generation, ontology must be created. Unfortunately, there is a lack in ontologies written in Arabic language because it is a difficult language. If some attempts in different domains exist, it is not available on the World Wide Web as Linked Data. This paper aimed to build a core ontology in Arabic language interested in Iraqi News domain to be used as a source data for Iraqi’s newspapers. Through the study the proposed ontology includes classes in hierarchical form depend essentially on class called Event class which play with other classes also, these classes may play with each other. Predicates on classes are relationships between these classes, thus among their individuals. An inference feature is enabled by adding restrictions on predicates. ORM (Object Role Modeling) approach is used to design the verbalization conceptual model for our ontology. Ontology mapping is used for populating the proposed ontology by converting XML documents to OWL using XSLT
Keywords: Arabic Ontology, OWL, ORM, Semantic Web, XSLT, Ontology Population

Scope of the Article: Internet and Web Applications