A framework for semantic checking of information systems

Gonçalo Alves, João Sarraipa, João P.M. Da Silva, Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves

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In this day and age, enterprises often find that their business benefits greatly if they collaborate with others in order to be more competitive and productive. However these collaborations often come with some costs since the worldwide diversity of communities has led to the development of various knowledge representation elements, namely ontologies that, in most cases, are not semantically equivalent. Even after solving once the establishment of a se-mantic alignment with other systems, they do not keep unchanged. Consequently, they need to check regularly its semantic alignment. Therefore, to aid in the resolution of this semantic interoperability problem, the authors propose a framework that intends to provide generic solutions and a mean to validate the semantic consistency of ontologies in various scenarios, thus maintaining the interoperability state between the enrolled systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event5th Interop-Vlab.It Workshop 2012 on Complexity of Systems, Complexity of Interoperability, INVIT 2012 - In Conjunction with itAIS 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 Sep 201228 Sep 2012


  • Consistency checking
  • Ontology validation
  • Semantic interoperability


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