SSP Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 10th, 11am-12pm
Division of Informatics, 80 South Bridge, Room F13


Ontologies Mapping: Problems and Approaches

Yannis Kalfoglou

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.