Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

King, Roger L.

Committee Member

Anderson, Derek T.

Committee Member

Zhang, Song

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Computational Engineering (program)

Degree Name

Master of Science

Abstract

Scientists always face difficulties dealing with disjointed information. There is a need for a standardized and robust way to represent and exchange knowledge. Ontology has been widely used for this purpose. However, since research involves semantics and operations, we need to conceptualize both of them. In this thesis, we propose ReShare to provide a solution for this problem. Maximizing utilization while preserving the semantics is one of the main challenges when the heterogeneous knowledge is combined. Therefore, operational annotations were designed to allow generic object modeling, binding and representation. Furthermore, a test bed is developed and preliminary results are presented to show the usefulness and robustness of our approach. Moreover, two aggregation techniques for fusing ontology matchers are investigated as an initial work for building an algorithm which converts descriptive ontologies into operational ones.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/21040

Comments

ontology matching||ontology||generic modeling||dynamic binding||object oriented||generic visualization

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