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Semantic Retrieval Based on SPARQL and Fuzzy Ontology for Electronic Commerce

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Information retrieval is the important work for Electronic Commerce. Ontology-based semantic retrieval is a hotspot of current research. In order to achieve fuzzy semantic retrieval, this paper proposes an approach using Resource Description Framework (RDF) and fuzzy ontology. First, the authors apply RDF/RDFS data model to represent ecommerce information on the Semantic Web. Then, introducing new data type referred as fuzzy linguistic variables to RDF data model, the semantic query expansion in SPARQL query language is constructed by order relation, equivalence relation and inclusion relation between fuzzy concepts defined in linguistic variable ontologies.

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