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Title: Mediation of foundation ontology based knowledge sources
Authors: Anjum, Najam A.
Harding, Jennifer A.
Young, R.I.M.
Case, Keith
Keywords: Interoperability
Knowledge verification
Ontology mediation
Foundation ontologies
Domain ontologies
Common Logic
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: ANJUM, N.A. ... et al, 2012. Mediation of foundation ontology based knowledge sources. Computers in Industry, 63 (5), pp. 433–442.
Abstract: Ontologies are helpful in giving interoperable structures to sources of knowledge and information. This interoperability, however, is greatly hindered by the heterogeneity of independently developed ontologies which in turn increases the requirements for mediation systems to reconcile the differences. A core concepts ontology for a certain domain contained by a foundation ontology can be used to alleviate this problem and to facilitate the reconciliation efforts. Possible differences in the use of concepts from the core concepts to model entities in domain ontologies can be prevented by binding the domain ontology developers to some rules. These rules can be particularly useful for domain ontologies requiring some kind of traceability of their concepts in the foundation ontology. The mediation system can then use this traceability to establish similarities between two ontologies. Software applications, like the one explained in this paper, can then be developed to perform the mediation task automatically and accurately.
Description: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the journal Computers in Industry [© Elsevier]. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computers and Industry: www.elsevier.com/locate/compind
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.compind.2012.01.009
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9784
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2012.01.009
ISSN: 0166-3615
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