Multi-Dimensional Ontology Views Via Contexts in the Ecoin Semantic Interoperability Framework

10 Pages Posted: 25 May 2005

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Aykut Firat

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

Stuart Madnick

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

Frank Manola

Independent Consultant

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

This paper describes the coupling of contexts and ontologies for semantic integration in the ECOIN semantic interoperability framework. Ontological terms in ECOIN correspond to multiple related meanings in different contexts. Each ontology includes a context model that describes how a generic ontological term can be modified according to contextual choices to acquire specialized meanings. Although the basic ECOIN concepts have been presented in the past, this paper is the first to show how ECOIN addresses the case of "single-ontology with multiple contexts" with an example of semantic integration using our new prototype implementation.

Keywords: single-ontology with multiple contexts

Suggested Citation

Firat, Aykut and Madnick, Stuart E. and Manola, Frank, Multi-Dimensional Ontology Views Via Contexts in the Ecoin Semantic Interoperability Framework (May 2005). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4543-05; CISL Working Paper No. 2005-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=729383 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.729383

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