A Cognitive Support Framework for Ontology Mapping

  • Sean M. Falconer
  • Margaret-Anne Storey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4825)

Abstract

Ontology mapping is the key to data interoperability in the semantic web. This problem has received a lot of research attention, however, the research emphasis has been mostly devoted to automating the mapping process, even though the creation of mappings often involve the user. As industry interest in semantic web technologies grows and the number of widely adopted semantic web applications increases, we must begin to support the user. In this paper, we combine data gathered from background literature, theories of cognitive support and decision making, and an observational case study to propose a theoretical framework for cognitive support in ontology mapping tools. We also describe a tool called CogZ that is based on this framework.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean M. Falconer
    • 1
  • Margaret-Anne Storey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Victoria, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2Canada

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