Emergent Semantics Systems

Abstract : With new standards like RDF or OWL paving the way for the much anticipated Semantic Web, a new breed of very large scale semantic systems is about to appear. Traditional semantic reconciliation techniques, dependent upon shared vocabularies or global ontologies, cannot be used in such open and dynamic environments. Instead, new heuristics based on emerging properties and local consensuses have to be exploited in order to foster semantic interoperability in the large. In this paper, we outline the main differences between traditional semantic reconciliation methods and these new heuristics. Also, we characterize the resulting emergent semantics systems and provide a couple of hints vis-à-vis their potential applications. The work presented in this paper reflects the current status of a collaborative effort initiated by the IFIP 2.6 Working Group on Databases. It was partly carried out as part of the European project KnowlegeWeb No 507482. A previous version of this work was published in the proceedings of DASFAA04.
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Karl Aberer, Tiziana Catarci, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Tharam S. Dillon, Stephan Grimm, et al.. Emergent Semantics Systems. First International IFIP Conference, ICSNW 2004, Jun 2004, Paris, France. pp.14-43, ⟨10.1007/978-3-540-30145-5_2⟩. ⟨hal-01586003⟩

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