Context Mediation in the Semantic Web: Handling OWL Ontology and Data Disparity through Context Interchange

18 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2004  

Philip Tan

Singapore-MIT Alliance

Stuart Madnick

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

Kian-Lee Tan

National University of Singapore - School of Computing

Date Written: August 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords: COntext INterchange strategy, context mediation, context disparity and ontology interoperability problems

Suggested Citation

Tan, Philip and Madnick, Stuart and Tan, Kian-Lee, Context Mediation in the Semantic Web: Handling OWL Ontology and Data Disparity through Context Interchange (August 2004). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4496-04; CISL Working Paper No. 2004-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=577225 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.577225

Philip Tan (Contact Author)

Singapore-MIT Alliance ( email )

Singapore

Stuart E. Madnick

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

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Cambridge, MA 02142
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Kian-Lee Tan

National University of Singapore - School of Computing ( email )

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Singapore 117543
Singapore

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