Regina Motz

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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)
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 presents the architecture used in the ongoing e-learning EduCa Project. The approach is based in a strong use of ontologies for the retrieval, management and clustered of electronic educational resources according to user's cultural aspects. Cultural aspects are preferences and ways of behavior determined by the person's culture. In this project,(More)