Situated Semantic Alignment

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Situated Semantic Alignment
Ontology matching is currently a key technology to achieve the semantic alignment of ontological entities used by knowledge-based applications, and therefore to enable their interoperability in distributed environments such as multi-agent systems. Most ontology matching mechanisms, however, assume matching prior integration and rely on semantics that has been coded a priori in concept hierarchies or external sources. We present a formal model for a semantic alignment procedure that incrementally aligns differing conceptualisations of two or more agents relative to their respective perception of the environment or domain they are acting in. It hence makes the situation in which the alignment occurs explicit in the model. We resort to Channel Theory to carry out the formalisation.
Manuel Atencia, W. Marco Schorlemmer
Added 31 Oct 2010
Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Manuel Atencia, W. Marco Schorlemmer
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