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Service interface description languages such as WSDL, and related standards, are evolving rapidly to provide a foundation for interoperation between Web services. At the same time, Semantic Web service technologies, such as the Ontology Web Language for Services (OWLS), are developing the means by which services can be given richer semantic specifications.(More)
With the recent rapid growth of the Semantic Web (SW), the processes of searching and querying content that is both massive in scale and heterogeneous have become increasingly challenging. User-friendly interfaces, which can support end users in querying and exploring this novel and diverse, structured information space, are needed to make the vision of the(More)
The reasoning tasks that can be performed with semantic web service descriptions depend on the quality of the domain ontologies used to create these descriptions. However, building such domain ontologies is a time consuming and difficult task.We describe an automatic extraction method that learns domain ontologies for web service descriptions from textual(More)
A new generation of applications offers insight into the Semantic Web's current and future challenges—as well as the opportunities it might provide for users and developers alike. A lthough research on integrating semantics with the Web started almost as soon as the Web was in place, a concrete Semantic Web—that is, a large-scale collection of distributed(More)
Ontology mapping plays an important role in bridging the semantic gap between distributed and heterogeneous data sources. As the Semantic Web slowly becomes real and the amount of online semantic data increases, a new generation of tools is developed that automatically find and integrate this data. Unlike in the case of earlier tools where mapping has been(More)
Understanding which ontology characteristics can predict a " good " quality ontology, is a core and ongoing task in the Semantic Web. In this paper, we provide our findings on which structural ontology characteristics are usually observed in high-quality ontologies. We obtain these findings through a task-based evaluation, where the task is the assessment(More)
The Semantic Web is an extension of the current World Wide Web, based on the idea of exchanging information with explicit, formal and machine-accessible descriptions of meaning. Providing information with such semantics will enable the construction of applications that have an increased awareness of what is contained in the information they process and that(More)
Watson is a gateway to the Semantic Web: it collects, analyzes and gives access to ontologies and semantic data available online with the objective of supporting their dynamic exploitation by semantic applications. We report on the analysis of 25 500 ontologies and semantic documents collected by Watson, giving an account about the way semantic technologies(More)
While current approaches to ontology mapping produce good results by mainly relying on label and structure based similarity measures , there are several cases in which they fail to discover important mappings. In this paper we describe a novel approach to ontology mapping , which is able to avoid this limitation by using background knowledge. Existing(More)