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dc.contributor.advisorWade, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Declan
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T14:47:11Z
dc.date.available2016-11-07T14:47:11Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationDeclan O'Sullivan, 'The OISIN framework : ontology interoperability in support of semantic interoperability', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2006, pp 169
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 7895
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/77645
dc.description.abstractThe promise of ontologies is in the sharing of an understanding of a domain that can be communicated between people and application systems (Fensel 2003). However, different ontologies arise due to the natural human diversity involved in modelling a domain. In other words, ontologies are normally created from a particular perspective. If the applications of an individual or company that use an ontology, need to interact with applications of other individuals or organisations that use different ontologies, there will be a need to map between the multiple ontologies either at inter-personal, intra-organisational or inter-organisational levels (Hameed et al. 2004). It is envisaged that such ontology mapping will be beneficial in a wide range of scenarios that require support for semantic interoperability, including: web service composition, distributed information querying, e-commerce catalogue matching, and personalisation of information. However, in order for the use of such mappings to gain widespread acceptance, a practical ontology mapping lifecycle needs to be put in place. In addition, given the potential importance of such ontology mappings to organisations, there is a need for such mappings to be created as part of some engineered process rather than as a result of ad hoc activities. This thesis identifies the activities, information artefacts, heuristics and guidance required to support a practical ontology mapping process, and examines how they can be coordinated and sequenced in the ontology mapping process. The thesis proposes the OISIN framework comprising an ontology mapping process supported by software tools. The framework: supports a full ontology mapping lifecycle; is extensible and adaptable; and supports the creation of “relevant mappings”, ranging from supporting a user’s determination of mappings to an application’s determination of mappings. The thesis details the specification of the ontology mapping process, describes the design and implementation of the supporting software tools, and presents the evaluation of the process and tools.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12719916
dc.subjectComputer Science, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleThe OISIN framework : ontology interoperability in support of semantic interoperability
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 169
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