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CROSI - Capturing, Representing, and Operationalising Semantic Integration

Semantic integration has become a much-debated topic and it is
viewed as a solution provider in both industrial and academic
settings. As systems become more distributed and disparate within
and across organisational boundaries and market segments, there is a
need to preserve the meaning of concepts used in everyday
transactions of information sharing. The emergence of the Semantic
Web, and its anticipated industrial uptake in the years to come, has
made these transactions, arguably, easier to implement and deploy on
a large scale in a distributed environment like the Internet.
However, at the same time it poses some interesting challenges. For
instance, we observe that the demand for knowledge sharing has
outstripped the current supply. Moreover, even when knowledge
sharing is feasible, this is only within the boundaries of a
specific system, when certain assumptions hold, and within a
specific domain. The reason for this shortcoming is, probably, the
very environment and technologies that created a high demand for
sharing: the more ontologies are being deployed on the Semantic Web,
the higher the demand to share them for the benefits of knowledge
sharing to achieve semantic integration.

CROSI, which stands for (C)apturing, (R)epresenting, and (O)perationalising (S)emantic (I)ntegration aims to overcome these problems by working on a systematic approach to semantic integration which will enable us to: (a) capture and expose semantics, (b) codify them in knowledge representation formats, and (c) operationalise them for the benefit of integration. Our experience in this area draws upon existing and ongoing work under the AKT project in the area of ontology mapping.

Homepage: http://www.aktors.org/crosi
Type: Normal Research Project
Research Group: Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group
Theme: Knowledge Technologies
Dates: 1st November 2004 to 31st October 2005

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URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/312
RDF: http://rdf.ecs.soton.ac.uk/project/312

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