Context Mediation in the Semantic Web: Handling OWL Ontology and Data Disparity through Context Interchange
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
National University of Singapore - School of Computing
MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4496-04; CISL Working Paper No. 2004-13
The COntext INterchange (COIN) strategy is an approach to solving the problem of interoperability of semantically heterogeneous data sources through context mediation. COIN has used its own notation and syntax for representing ontologies. More recently, the OWL Web Ontology Language is becoming established as the W3C recommended ontology language. We propose the use of the COIN strategy to solve context disparity and ontology interoperability problems in the emerging Semantic Web - both at the ontology level and at the data level. In conjunction with this, we propose a version of the COIN ontology model that uses OWL and the emerging rules interchange language, RuleML.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: COntext INterchange strategy, context mediation, context disparity and ontology interoperability problems
Date posted: August 17, 2004