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Semantic Web Techniques to Support Interoperability in Distributed Networked Environments

Semantic Web Techniques to Support Interoperability in Distributed Networked Environments
Semantic Web Techniques to Support Interoperability in Distributed Networked Environments
We explore two Semantic Web techniques arising from ITA research into semantic alignment and interoperability in distributed networks. The first is POAF (Portable Ontology Aligned Fragments) which addresses issues relating to the portability and usage of ontology alignments. POAF uses an ontology fragmentation strategy to achieve portability, and enables subsequent usage through a form of automated ontology modularization. The second technique, SWEDER (Semantic Wrapping of Existing Data sources with Embedded Rules), is grounded in the creation of lightweight ontologies to semantically wrap existing data sources, to facilitate rapid semantic integration through representational homogeneity. The semantic integration is achieved through the creation of context ontologies which define the integrations and provide a portable definition of the integration rules in the form of embedded SPARQL construct clauses. These two Semantic Web techniques address important practical issues relevant to the potential future adoption of ontologies in distributed network environments.
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Kalfoglou, Yannis
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Smart, Paul R
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Braines, Dave, Kalfoglou, Yannis, Smart, Paul R, Bao, Jie, Shadbolt, Nigel and Hendler, James (2008) Semantic Web Techniques to Support Interoperability in Distributed Networked Environments. 2nd Annual Conference of the International Technology Alliance (ACITA'08), United Kingdom. 16 - 18 Sep 2008.

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Abstract

We explore two Semantic Web techniques arising from ITA research into semantic alignment and interoperability in distributed networks. The first is POAF (Portable Ontology Aligned Fragments) which addresses issues relating to the portability and usage of ontology alignments. POAF uses an ontology fragmentation strategy to achieve portability, and enables subsequent usage through a form of automated ontology modularization. The second technique, SWEDER (Semantic Wrapping of Existing Data sources with Embedded Rules), is grounded in the creation of lightweight ontologies to semantically wrap existing data sources, to facilitate rapid semantic integration through representational homogeneity. The semantic integration is achieved through the creation of context ontologies which define the integrations and provide a portable definition of the integration rules in the form of embedded SPARQL construct clauses. These two Semantic Web techniques address important practical issues relevant to the potential future adoption of ontologies in distributed network environments.

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Published date: 1 August 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 16th-18th September 2008
Venue - Dates: 2nd Annual Conference of the International Technology Alliance (ACITA'08), United Kingdom, 2008-09-16 - 2008-09-18
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 265743
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265743
PURE UUID: 15c4ca38-3090-4cbe-a777-ecd06cb09f6f
ORCID for Paul R Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 01 Aug 2008 21:48
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:46

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Author: Dave Braines
Author: Yannis Kalfoglou
Author: Paul R Smart ORCID iD
Author: Jie Bao
Author: Nigel Shadbolt
Author: James Hendler

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