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Uncertain reasoning in multi-agent ontology mapping on the Semantic Web

Nagy, Miklos; Vargas-Vera, Maria and Motta, Enrico (2007). Uncertain reasoning in multi-agent ontology mapping on the Semantic Web. In: 2007 Sixth Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Special Session (MICAI), p. 221.

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The increasing number of ontologies of the Semantic Web poses new challenges for ontology mapping. In the context of Question Answering there is a need for good mapping algorithms which efficiently can perform syntactic and semantic mappings between classes and class properties from different ontologies. Mapping algorithms without the help of human experts are in particular desirable when the answer comes from different domain specific databases or ontologies. One of the main problems with any mapping process is that it always has a certain degree of uncertainty associated with it. In this paper we propose a framework based on agents performing mappings and combining beliefs of each individual agent using the Dempster-Shafer rule of combination. We also discuss the problems which can be encountered if we have conflicting beliefs between agents in a particular mapping.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Extra Information: Sixth Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence MICAI 2007
4-10 November 2007
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Edited by Alexander Gelbukh, Ángel Fernando Kuri Morales
ISBN 978-0-7695-3124-3
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 23604
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 10:15
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 16:47
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