MAFRA - A Mapping Framework for Distributed Ontologies
Buchtitel: Proc. of 13th European Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW)
Erscheinungsort: Siquenca, Spain
Ontologies as means for conceptualizing and structuring domain knowledge within a community of interest are seen as a key to realize the Semantic Web vision. However, the decentralized nature of the Web makes achieving this consensus across communities difficult, thus, hampering efficient knowledge sharing between them. In order to balance the autonomy of each community with the need for interoperability, mapping mechanisms between distributed ontologies in the Semantic Web are required. In this paper we present MAFRA, an interactive, incremental and dynamic framework for mapping distributed ontologies.