Semantic alignment for interoperable manufacturing networks establishment

Fábio Branco, Elsa Marcelino-Jesus, João Sarraipa, Elisabeth Ilie-Zudor, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

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Nowadays, SMEs aim to establish business's networks to be competitive with multinationals, which requires the sharing of knowledge, strategies and resources to boost the sector's and the cooperation's consolidation. Even if all the enterprises of a business network alliance come from the same business area, each one has its own view or perspective of its domain knowledge. Thus different conceptual, semantic and lexical knowledge representations may occur and therefore it is expected to happen non-transparent and interoperability inconsistencies of the shared information. This paper proposes a web user interface component that could enable to identify and classify the resulting possible semantic heterogeneities in a flexible way. This software component will then support the semantic mapping establishments that answer the mentioned requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacturing
PublisherASME - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5736-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015 - Houston, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 201519 Nov 2015


ConferenceASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Dynamic manufacturing networks
  • End-to-end manufacturing
  • Factories of the future
  • Semantic alignment


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