Mina Ziani, Danielle Boulanger, Guilaine Talens


In the context of the cooperation between heterogeneous and distributed information sources, ontologies are a main issue. To represent shared knowledge, an hybrid domain ontology is designed and to respect each point of view of different experts, local ontologies are created. Since experts are willing to cooperate, similarities must be identified to build mappings between the concepts of the different ontologies. We propose a computer-aided system to allow the experts to choice similarity measures on demand. We apply this work to the geotechnic domain which involves various businesses.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ziani M., Boulanger D. and Talens G. (2011). BUSINESS ONTOLOGIES COOPERATION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-80-5, pages 214-219. DOI: 10.5220/0003651802140219

in Bibtex Style

author={Mina Ziani and Danielle Boulanger and Guilaine Talens},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)
SN - 978-989-8425-80-5
AU - Ziani M.
AU - Boulanger D.
AU - Talens G.
PY - 2011
SP - 214
EP - 219
DO - 10.5220/0003651802140219