Emergent Semantics Systems

  • Karl Aberer
  • Tiziana Catarci
  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
  • Tharam Dillon
  • Stephan Grimm
  • Mohand-Said Hacid
  • Arantza Illarramendi
  • Mustafa Jarrar
  • Vipul Kashyap
  • Massimo Mecella
  • Eduardo Mena
  • Erich J. Neuhold
  • Aris M. Ouksel
  • Thomas Risse
  • Monica Scannapieco
  • Fèlix Saltor
  • Luca de Santis
  • Stefano Spaccapietra
  • Steffen Staab
  • Rudi Studer
  • Olga De Troyer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3226)


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.


Digital Library Description Logic Semantic Interoperability Lexical Resource Service Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Aberer
    • 1
  • Tiziana Catarci
    • 2
  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
    • 1
  • Tharam Dillon
    • 3
  • Stephan Grimm
    • 4
  • Mohand-Said Hacid
    • 5
  • Arantza Illarramendi
    • 6
  • Mustafa Jarrar
    • 7
  • Vipul Kashyap
    • 8
  • Massimo Mecella
    • 2
  • Eduardo Mena
    • 9
  • Erich J. Neuhold
    • 1
    • 10
  • Aris M. Ouksel
    • 1
    • 11
  • Thomas Risse
    • 1
    • 10
  • Monica Scannapieco
    • 2
  • Fèlix Saltor
    • 1
    • 12
  • Luca de Santis
    • 2
  • Stefano Spaccapietra
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 4
  • Rudi Studer
    • 4
  • Olga De Troyer
    • 7
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)Switzerland
  2. 2.Univ. of Roma La SapienzaItaly
  3. 3.Univ. of TechnologySydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Univ. of KarlsruheGermany
  5. 5.Univ. of Lyon 1France
  6. 6.Univ. of the Basque CountrySpain
  7. 7.Vrije University of BrusselsBelgium
  8. 8.National Library of MedicineUSA
  9. 9.Univ. of ZaragozaSpain
  10. 10.Fraunhofer IPSIGermany
  11. 11.Univ. of Illinois at ChicagoUSA
  12. 12.Univ. Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain

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