Distributed description logics: Directed domain correspondences in federated information sources

Alex Borgida, Luciano Serafini

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Abstract

A central problem of co-operative information systems is the ability to integrate information from multiple sources. Although this problem has been studied for several decades, there is a need for a more refined approach in those cases where the original sources form a loose federation, each maintaining its own independent view of the world. In particular, we motivate with examples the utility of directed non-injective mappings between the individuals in the domains of multiple IS. We then extend the logical formalism of Description Logics, which has previously served successfully in IS integration and is currently being used in semantic-web ontolgies, to handle such mappings. The result is called Distributed Description Logics, and we consider some of its desirable properties, as well as some theorems concerning its computational aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002
Subtitle of host publicationCoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings
EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages36-53
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)3540001069, 9783540001065
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event10th Int. Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002, Jointly with the 4th Int. Symp. on, DOA 2002 and the 1st Int. Conf. on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large-Scale Information Systems, ODBASE 2002 - Irvine, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2002Nov 1 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2519 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th Int. Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002, Jointly with the 4th Int. Symp. on, DOA 2002 and the 1st Int. Conf. on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large-Scale Information Systems, ODBASE 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIrvine, CA
Period10/30/0211/1/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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