Integration of semantically annotated data by the KnoFuss architecture

Andriy Nikolov, Victoria Uren, Enrico Motta, Anne de Roeck

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Most of the existing work on information integration in the Semantic Web concentrates on resolving schema-level problems. Specific issues of data-level integration (instance coreferencing, conflict resolution, handling uncertainty) are usually tackled by applying the same techniques as for ontology schema matching or by reusing the solutions produced in the database domain. However, data structured according to OWL ontologies has its specific features: e.g., the classes are organized into a hierarchy, the properties are inherited, data constraints differ from those defined by database schema. This paper describes how these features are exploited in our architecture KnoFuss, designed to support data-level integration of semantic annotations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge engineering : practice and patterns
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference, EKAW 2008, Acitrezza, Italy, September 29 - October 2, 2008. Proceedings
EditorsAldo Gangemi, Jérôme Euzenat
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages10
Volume5268 LNAI
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-87696-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-87695-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Acitrezza, Italy
Duration: 29 Sept 200829 Sept 2008

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Abbreviated titleEKAW 2008


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