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Currently computers are changing from single isolated devices to entry points into a worldwide network of information exchange and business transactions. Therefore, support in the exchange of data, information, and knowledge is becoming the key issue in computer technology today. Ontologies provide a shared and common understanding of a domain that can be(More)
Semantic interoperability and integration is concerned with the use of explicit semantic descriptions to facilitate information and systems integration. Due to the widespread importance of integration, many disparate communities have tackled this problem. They have developed a wide variety of overlapping but complementary technologies and approaches. The(More)
Before we can give industry recommendations for incorporating ontology technology into their IT systems, we must consider two types of evaluation: content evaluation and ontology technology evaluation. Evaluating content is a must for preventing applications from using inconsistent, incorrect, or redundant ontologies. It's unwise to publish an ontology that(More)
Adding rules to the Semantic Web is certainly a controversial trend. Even establishing a consensus as to what should be understood (in this context) by rules has, in my experience, proven extremely difficult. The answer seems to range somewhere between " a subset of first-order predicate calculus " and " a knowledge-based application-development paradigm. "(More)
The Grid has emerged as a global platform to support on-demand virtual organizations for coordinated sharing of distributed data, applications and processes. Service-orientation of the Grid also makes it a promising platform for seamless and dynamic development, integration and deployment of service-oriented applications. The application components can be(More)
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