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An Ontology-based Mediation Architecture for E-commerce Applications

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As part of the MKBEEM project, we present an ontology based mediation framework for electronic commerce applications. The framework is based on a mediator /wrapper approach that supports an integrated view over multiple heterogeneous sources. The MKBEEM mediation system allows to fill the gap between customers queries (possibly expressed in a natural language) and diverse specific providers offers. In contrast with many existing mediator based systems, our approach rests on a three-layer knowledge representation architecture which includes an electronic services ontology besides the usual domain ontology and sources descriptions layers. At the reasoning level, we propose a new mechanism, namely dynamic discovery of e-services, that acts in collaboration with the Picsel mediator system to effectively achieve the MKBEEM mediation tasks.

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  • Description Logic
  • Domain Ontology
  • User Query
  • Reasoning Mechanism
  • Query Plan

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Corcho, O., Gomez-Perez, A., Leger, A., Rey, C., Toumani, F. (2003). An Ontology-based Mediation Architecture for E-commerce Applications. In: Kłopotek, M.A., Wierzchoń, S.T., Trojanowski, K. (eds) Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining. Advances in Soft Computing, vol 22. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-36562-4_51

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