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Ontology Alignment

Bridging the Semantic Gap

By Marc Ehrig

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-3873-2805-8
  • 272 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: December 22, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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A large number of information systems use many different individual schemas to represent data. Semantically linking these schemas is a necessary precondition to establish interoperability between agents and services. Consequently, ontology alignment and mapping for data integration has become central to building a world-wide semantic web. Ontology Alignment: Bridging the Semantic Gap introduces novel methods and approaches for semantic integration. In addition to developing new methods for ontology alignment, the author provides extensive explanations of up-to-date case studies. The topic of this book, coupled with the application-focused methodology, will appeal to professionals from a number of different domains. Designed for practitioners and researchers in industry, Ontology Alignment: Bridging the Semantic Web Gap is also suitable for advanced-level students in computer science and electrical engineering.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Overview: Motivation, Contribution, Overview.
  2. Foundations: Ontology, Ontology Alignment, Further Terms, Ontology Similarity, Use Cases, Requirements.
  3. Related Work: Theory of Alignment, Existing Alignment Approaches.
  4. Alignment Process: General Ontology Alignment Process, Alignment Approach, Process for Related Approaches, Evaluation.
  5. Advanced Novel Methods: Efficiency, Machine Learning, Active Alignment, Adaptive Alignment, Integrated Approach.
  6. Tools and Applications: Basic Infrastructure, Ontology Mapping Based on Axioms, Ontology Engineering Platform, Semantic Web and Peer
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  8. Peer (SWAP), Semantically Enabled Knowledge Technologies (SEKT).
  9. Next Steps: Generalization, Complex Alignments, Completeness of Alignments, Outlook.
  10. Conclusion: Content Summary, Assessment of Contributions, Final Statements.

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