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RE: Ontology Mapping

From: Enrico Franconi <franconi@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 12:49:58 +0100
Message-ID: <15699.44134.296298.785610@gramsci.cs.man.ac.uk>
To: RDF Logic <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

On August 9, Hart, Lewis writes:
> We have implemented one-to-many mapping between two ontologies by
> using a third ontology, an Articulation [1]. It uses a Match class
> with multi-valued subject and objects, for example:
> 
> <art:Match rdf:ID='M1'>
> 	<subject rdf:reference = &o1;name>
> 	<object rdf:reference = &o2;first_name>
> 	<object rdf:reference = &o2;last_name>
> </art:Match>
> 
> A separate articulation ontology is used to provide a stand alone
> mapping that avoids adding facts to either source ontology.
> 
> There is a prototype matching engine on our web site at [2]. It
> currently uses DAML+OIL, but our plan is to convert it to OWL when
> the standard begins to be stable.

And what's the purpose of the prototype? What kind of reasoning does
it provide?
cheers
-- e.

Enrico Franconi                     - franconi@inf.unibz.it
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