SSP Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 10th, 11am-12pm
Division of Informatics, 80 South Bridge, Room F13
Ontologies Mapping: Problems and Approaches
The idea is to discuss, in which case I volunteer to lead the
discussion, problems that are encountered when trying to map
ontologies and approaches to the problem as founded in the
literature. Some of the most representative ones are:
In addition I will revisit the issue of building ontological
constraints to facilitate conceptual errors checking and, ideally,
verification of the ontology's consistency. (To quote my
previous abstract:) (b) how we can build ontological constraints
that facilitate reasoning about the correctness of specifications. I
will discuss the mutlilayer approach which we adopt which makes it
possible to view ontological constraints as a meta-level. This allow
us to perform checks for specific kind of errors which we call
conceptual errors with respect to ontological constraints.
- Engineering Ontologies. P. Borst et al. International
Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol.46, 1997. A shorten version
appeared in Proceedings of the KAW96.
- Designing and Evaluating Generic Ontologies.
M. Gruninger. Proceedings of ECAI96.
- Algorithms for Ontological Mediation. A. E. Campbell and
S. C. Shapiro. Available as SUNY at Buffalo Technical Report 98-03,
Jan-1998 (.ps file available at
- Ontology Integration: Experiences with Medical
Terminologies. A. Gangemi et al. Proceedings of FOIS98.
- Assessing Heterogeneity by Classifying Ontology
Mismatches. P. R. S.Visser et al. Proceedings of FOIS98.
- Domain Specific Ontologies for Semantic Information Brokering
on the Global Information Infrastructure. E. Mena et
al. Proceedings of FOIS98.