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Pragmatic Semantic Unification
September/October 2005 (vol. 9 no. 5)
pp. 96, c3
Charles Petrie, Stanford University
Many researchers, mostly academics, are devoting great resources to developing the Semantic Web and the corresponding semantic Web services. The various proposed technology suites are usually based on top-down ontologies that are intended primarily to solve the problem of semantic unification: determining whether two given terms share a common meaning. Yet, the only way to know if we've done it correctly is to test whether the applications associated with the terms interoperate successfully--a notion I call pragmatic semantic unification.
Index Terms:
Semantic Web, Semantic Web services
Citation:
Charles Petrie, "Pragmatic Semantic Unification," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 96, c3, Sept.-Oct. 2005, doi:10.1109/MIC.2005.107
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