SSP Group Meeting

11am, 3 December, 2002
D31, 80 South Bridge, School of Informatics

Towards a Theory of Ontology Alignment and Merge

Marco Schorlemmer

Recently there have been various efforts to formally describe the semantic interoperability and integration that should allow for rigorous implementations of knowledge sharing scenarios. One of the necessary tasks to achieve such integration is the alignment---and possible merge---of different ontologies. I'm going to hint at a possible framework that describes the various different approaches as special cases of the idea of "distributed logic" from the Barwise-Seligman theory of information flow.