'Reasonable' support to knowledge sharing through schema analysis and articulation

E Compatangelo, H Meisel

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We propose a disciplined approach to domain schema sharing which enhances the role and the extent of semantic reasoning in the semi-automated support to knowledge sharing. We introduce a formal, class-centred, entity-relationship knowledge model based on a Description Logic (DL). In this way, we benefit from the specialised reasoning services available in DL-based inferential engines. This approach combines logic deductions with heuristic and linguistic inferences to propose a semantic articulation of overlapping components in conceptual schemas. This knowledge sharing approach has been implemented as a support functionality in our intelligent knowledge management environment\EER-CONCEPTOOL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Intelligent Systems for Electrical Engineering and Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


  • domain schema sharing
  • knowledge sharing
  • description logic


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