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The notion of context appears in computer science, as well as in several other disciplines, in various forms. In this paper, we present a general framework for representing the notion of context in information modeling. First, we define a context as a set of objects, within which each object has a set of names and possibly a reference: the reference of the(More)
The objective of this paper is to develop and analyze high performance hash based search methods for main memory databases. We define optimal search in main memory databases as the search that requires at most one key comparison to locate a record. Existing hashing techniques become impractical when they are adapted to yield optimal search in main memory(More)
We present a principled framework for modular Web rule bases, called MWeb. According to this framework, each predicate defined in a rule base is characterized by its defining reasoning mode, scope, and exporting rule base list. Each predicate used in a rule base is characterized by its requesting reasoning mode and importing rule base list. For legal MWeb(More)
Ontologies and automated reasoning are the building blocks of the Semantic Web initiative. Derivation rules can be included in an ontology to define derived concepts, based on base concepts. For example, rules allow to define the extension of a class or property, based on a complex relation between the extensions of the same or other classes and properties.(More)
In this paper general mechanisms and syntactic restrictions are explored in order to specify and merge rule bases in the Semantic Web. Rule bases are expressed by extended logic programs having two forms of negation, namely strong (or explicit) and weak (also known as default negation or negation-as-failure). The proposed mechanisms are defined by very(More)
This paper presents the needs and requirements that led to the formation of the ACGT (Advancing Clinico Genomic Trials) integrated project, its vision and methodological approaches of the project. The ultimate objective of the ACGT project is the development of a European biomedical grid for cancer research, based on the principles of open access and open(More)
The Compound Term Composition Algebra (CTCA) is an algebra with four algebraic operators, whose composition can be used to specify the meaningful (valid) compound terms (conjunctions of terms) in a given faceted taxonomy in an efficient and flexible manner. The “positive” operations allow the derivation of valid compound terms through the declaration of a(More)
We present a principled framework for modular web rule bases, called MWeb. According to this framework, each predicate defined in a rule base is characterized by its defining reasoning mode, scope, and exporting rule base list. Each predicate used in a rule base is characterized by its requesting reasoning mode and importing rule base list. For valid MWeb(More)
The exponential growth of the web and the extended use of database management systems in widely distributed information systems has brought to the fore the need for seamless interconnection of diverse and large numbers of information sources. Our contribution is a system that provides a flexible approach for integrating and transparently querying multiple(More)