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Contextual Alignment of Ontologies for Semantic Interoperability


Aykut Firat


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Stuart Madnick


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Benjamin Grosof


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

October 2004

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4515-04; CISL Working Paper No. 2004-17

Abstract:     
Virtually all of the existing approaches to ontology integration assume that each of the individual ontologies (and the integrated ontology) corresponds to a single set of semantics at a given time. We first claim that this single integrated view assumption is unnecessarily restrictive, and defend the view that ontologies can simultaneously accommodate multiple integrated views provided the accompaniment of contexts - a set of axioms on the interpretation of data allowing local variations in representation and nuances in meaning, and a conversion function network between contexts to reconcile contextual differences. Then, we propose an ontology integration methodology based on the alignment of contexts and linking conversion function networks defined between contexts. The flexibility of our approach and methodology is illustrated with the alignment of air travel and car rental domains, an actual example from our prototype implementation.

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Keywords: ontology integration

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Date posted: October 29, 2004  

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Firat, Aykut and Madnick, Stuart and Grosof, Benjamin, Contextual Alignment of Ontologies for Semantic Interoperability (October 2004). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4515-04; CISL Working Paper No. 2004-17. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=612472 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.612472

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Aykut Firat
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )
77 Massachusetts Ave.
E62-416
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
Stuart E. Madnick (Contact Author)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
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617-253-3321 (Fax)
Benjamin Grosof
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )
E53-317
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
617-253-8694 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.mit.edu/~bgrosof
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