Specifying local ontologies in support of semantic interoperability of distributed inter-organizational applications

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Abstract

Semantic interoperability through shared ontologies aims to ensure the semantic soundness of exchanges of services and data among distributed information systems (ISs). Collaboration via shared ontologies, however, requires that the local ontology of every co-operating IS be explicit. Unfortunately, common IS requirements specification methods are not geared towards producing the local ontology of an IS; they usually translate requirements into procedural notations that make a local ontology largely implicit in the software code. This paper presents a method for eliciting IS requirements and specifying them declaratively, in a way that makes explicit the local ontology. The resulting declarative requirements constitute explicit metadata that can be used to support semantic interoperability as well as enterprise modeling and knowledge management. We have already successfully applied our method to knowledge-based systems (KBSs). Since KBSs are also ISs, albeit more complex ones, our method offers a solid basis for creating ISs whose local ontologies are explicit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNext Generation Information Technologies and Systems - 5th International Workshop, NGITS 2002, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages90-106
Number of pages17
Volume2382
ISBN (Electronic)354043819X, 9783540438199
StatePublished - 2002
Event5th International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, NGITS 2002 - Caesarea, Israel
Duration: Jun 24 2002Jun 25 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2382
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, NGITS 2002
CountryIsrael
CityCaesarea
Period6/24/026/25/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Benaroch, M. (2002). Specifying local ontologies in support of semantic interoperability of distributed inter-organizational applications. In Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems - 5th International Workshop, NGITS 2002, Proceedings (Vol. 2382, pp. 90-106). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2382). Springer Verlag.