A Necessary Condition for Semantic Interoperability in the Large

  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
  • Karl Aberer
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30469-2_3

Volume 3291 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Cudré-Mauroux P., Aberer K. (2004) A Necessary Condition for Semantic Interoperability in the Large. In: Meersman R., Tari Z. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2004: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE. OTM 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3291. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

With new standards like RDF or OWL paving the way for the much anticipated semantic web, a new breed of large scale semantic systems is about to appear. Even if research on semantic reconciliation methods is abundant, it is not clear how interoperable very large scale semantic systems can be. This paper represents a first effort towards analytically analyzing semantic interoperability in the large: By adapting a recent graph-theoretic framework, we examine the dynamics of large scale semantic systems and derive a necessary condition for fostering global semantic interoperability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
    • 1
  • Karl Aberer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer and Communication SciencesSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland