Query Processing Using Ontologies

10 years 8 months ago
Query Processing Using Ontologies
Abstract. Recently, the database and AI research communities have paid increased attention to ontologies. The main motivating reason is that ontologies promise solutions for complex problems caused by the lack of a good understanding of the semantics of data in many cases. In particular, ontologies have extensively been used to overcome the interoperability problem during the integration of heterogeneous information sources. Moreover, many efforts have been put into developing ontology based techniques for improving the query answering process in database and information systems. In this paper, we present a new approach for query processing within single (object) relational databases using ontology knowledge. Our goal is to process database queries in a semantically more meaningful way. In fact, our approach shows how an ontology can be effectively exploited to rewrite a user query into another one such that the new query provides more meaningful results satisfying the intention of the...
Chokri Ben Necib, Johann Christoph Freytag
Added 26 Jun 2010
Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Chokri Ben Necib, Johann Christoph Freytag
Comments (0)