Web Data Warehouses have been introduced to enable the analysis of integrated Web data. One of the main challenges in these systems is to deal with the volatile and dynamic nature of Web sources. In this work we address the effects of adding/removing/changing Web sources and data items to the Data Warehouse (DW) schema. By managing source evolution we mean… (More)
This works is motivated by a real-world case study where it is necessary to integrate and relate existing ontologies through meta-modelling. For this, we introduce the Description Logic ALCQM which is obtained from ALCQ by adding statements that equate individuals to concepts in a knowledge base. In this new extension, a concept can be an individual of… (More)
The development of ontologies to the Semantic Web is based on the integration of existing ontologies favoring the modularization and reuse of them. These ontologies are used together in complex applications. However, how they are combined is usually hidden in the application code. The lack of an approach for explicitly expressing the way how ontologies are… (More)
This work proposes the inclusion of multicultural aspects management into an e-learning system in order to guide the automatic adaptability of presentation and content of electronic-materials. To this end, we define an ontology of cultural aspects in OWL that provides a sound specification of the diverse cultural aspects.
As the Web has become one of the biggest repository of knowledge easily accessible for everyone, information retrieval has stopped to be an exclusive field of information sciences specialists, and it has become a field related with any person. Although users do not have to know information retrieval techniques, the proposal of this work is to improve query… (More)
This work is motivated by a real-world case study where it is necessary to integrate and relate existing ontologies through meta-modelling. For this, we introduce the Description Logic SHIQM which is obtained from SHIQ by adding statements that equate individuals to concepts in a knowledge base. In this new extension, concepts can be individuals of another… (More)