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A Human-Readable Explanation for the Similarity of RDF Resources

EasyChair Preprint no. 13148

16 pagesDate: April 30, 2024


Evaluating the similarity of RDF resources is nowadays a thoroughly investigated research problem, with reference to a variety of contexts. In fact, several tools are available for the comparison of pairs and/or groups of resources in a knowledge graph, mostly based on machine learning techniques. Unfortunately such tools, though extensively tested and fully scalable, return non-explainable (often numerical) similarity results also when comparing RDF resources, treating them according to their vector embeddings. and making no use of the semantic information carried by RDF triples. In this work, we propose a tool able to compute the commonalities of compared resource and explain them through a text in English, produced by a Natural Language Generation approach. The proposed approach is logic-based and is grounded on the computation of the Least Common Subsumer (re)defined in RDF. The feasibility of the tool is demonstrated with reference to the similarity of Twitter accounts..

Keyphrases: Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), Least Common Subsumer (LCS), Natural Language Generation (NLG), Resource Description Framework (RDF)

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Simona Colucci and Francesco M Donini and Eugenio Di Sciascio},
  title = {A Human-Readable Explanation for the Similarity of RDF Resources},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13148},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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