A formal foundation for ontology alignment interaction models
schorlemmer, marco, Kalfoglou, Yannis and attencia, Manuel (2007) A formal foundation for ontology alignment interaction models. International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), 3, (2), 50-68.
Ontology alignment foundations are hard to find in the literature. The abstract nature of the topic and the diverse means of practice makes it difficult to capture it in a universal formal foundation. We argue that such a lack of formality hinders further development and convergence of practices, and in particular, prevents us from achieving greater levels of automation. In this article we present a formal foundation for ontology alignment that is based on interaction models between heterogeneous agents on the Semantic Web. We use the mathematical notion of information flow in a distributed system to ground our three hypotheses of enabling semantic interoperability and we use a motivating example throughout the article: how to progressively align two ontologies of research quality assessment through meaning coordination. We conclude the article with the presentation---in an executable specification language---of such an ontology-alignment interaction model.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science
|Date Deposited:||11 Jan 2008 15:57|
|Last Modified:||21 Aug 2012 04:18|
|Contributors:||schorlemmer, marco (Author)
Kalfoglou, Yannis (Author)
attencia, Manuel (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||3|
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