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The Information-Flow Approach to Ontology-Based Semantic Integration

Kalfoglou, Yannis and Schorlemmer, Marco (2010) The Information-Flow Approach to Ontology-Based Semantic Integration In, Theory and Applications of Ontology: Computer Applicactions. Springer

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In this article we argue for the lack of formal foundations for ontology-based semantic alignment. We analyse and formalise the basic notions of semantic matching and alignment and we situate them in the context of ontology-based alignment in open-ended and distributed environments, like the Web. We then use the mathematical notion of information flow in a distributed system to ground three hypotheses that enable semantic alignment. We draw our exemplar applications of this work from a variety of interoperability scenarios including ontology mapping, theory of semantic interoperability, progressive ontology alignment, and situated semantic alignment.

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Published date: 2010
Additional Information: ISBN 978-90-481-8846-8 Chapter: 4
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


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Date deposited: 26 Feb 2010 20:29
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:52

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Author: Yannis Kalfoglou
Author: Marco Schorlemmer

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