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Making Ontologies Talk: Knowledge Interoperability in the Semantic Web
November/December 2008 (vol. 23 no. 6)
pp. 72-85
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology
Horst Kargl, Vienna University of Technology
Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology
Colm Conroy, Trinity College Dublin
Declan O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin
David Lewis, Trinity College Dublin
Rob Brennan, Trinity College Dublin
José Ángel Ramos-Gargantilla, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Frédéric Fürst, University of Picardie
Francky Trichet, University of Nantes
Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes and Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Axel Polleres, National Unviersity of Ireland, Galway
Fran Scharffe, Semantic Technology Institute
Konstantinos Kotis, University of the Aegean
Ontologies offer shared vocabularies that are key to agent cooperation and knowledge systems integration as well as fundamental to the Semantic Web. As the number of ontologies increases, so does the need for new tools and techniques to establish agreement between different knowledge representatuions. Six essays based on papers accepted for the First Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization (OnAV 2008) exemplify some of the ways researchers are extending the state of the art in algorithms that can establish correspondences between different but related onologies.

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Index Terms:
knowledge engineering, ontologies, ontology mapping, sematic web
Monika Lanzenberger, Jennifer Sampson, Horst Kargl, Manuel Wimmer, Colm Conroy, Declan O'Sullivan, David Lewis, Rob Brennan, José Ángel Ramos-Gargantilla, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Frédéric Fürst, Francky Trichet, Jérôme Euzenat, Axel Polleres, Fran Scharffe, Konstantinos Kotis, "Making Ontologies Talk: Knowledge Interoperability in the Semantic Web," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 72-85, Nov.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.108
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