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Object-oriented and ontology-alignment patterns-based expressive Mediation Bridge Ontology (MBO)


Khan, WA and Amin, MB and Khattak, AM and Hussain, Maqbool and Afzal, M and Lee, S and Kim, ES, Object-oriented and ontology-alignment patterns-based expressive Mediation Bridge Ontology (MBO), Journal of Information Science, 41, (3) pp. 296-314. ISSN 0165-5515 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0165551514560952


The Semantic Web is dependent on extensive knowledge management by interlinking resources on the web using matching techniques. This role is played by the progressing domain of ontology matching, by introducing ontology-matching tools. The focus of these matching tools is limited to matching techniques and automation, rather than expressive formal representation of alignments. We propose Mediation Bridge Ontology (MBO), an expressive alignment representation ontology used to store correspondences between matching ontologies matched by our ontology-matching tool, System for Parallel Heterogeneity Resolution (SPHeRe). The MBO utilizes object-oriented design patterns and the proposed ontology-alignment design patterns to provide extendibility and reusability factors to SPHeRe system. We compared our proposed system with existing systems using Coupling Factor, Number of Polymorphic methods and Rate of Change metrics to support extendibility and reusability. These factors contribute to the overall objective of interoperability for knowledge management in the Semantic Web.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:design pattern, matching, interoperability, ontology, semantics
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software architecture
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Applied computing
UTAS Author:Amin, MB (Dr Muhammad Bilal Amin)
ID Code:143691
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2021-03-30
Last Modified:2021-03-31

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