Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries using Inter-Ontological Relationships

TitleSemantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries using Inter-Ontological Relationships
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsSriram Lakshminarayan
Abstract

Information gathered from diverse sources tends to be semantically heterogeneous. Correlation of this kind of information is the topic of this thesis. We try to achieve semantic interoperability by the use of ontologies and inter-ontological relationships. We develop a framework for the definition of ontologies and a schema for generic definition of relationships. We also develop an information store that handles various information requests using the relationships and utilizes mapping functions for spatial and temporal matching. Of special interest is the “affects” relationship, which plays a powerful role in escribing interactions among the elements, especially in the real world. We develop a prototype system based on the Digital Earth paradigm and demonstrate its use in learning environments.

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Sriram Lakshminarayan, Semantic Interoperability in Digital Libraries using Inter-Ontological Relationships, University of Georgia, 2000
place: University of Georgia
year: 2000
time: 07/2000
hasURL: http://knoesis.org/library/download/Sriram-Thesis.pdf

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