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Transferring the principle of loose coupling to the semantic level

: Barnickel, N.; Flügge, M.


Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-:
1st International Conference on Intelligent Semantic Web-Services and Applications, ISWSA 2010. Proceedings : Held in Faculty of Information Technology, Isra University, Amman, Jordan, from June 14 to June 16, 2010
New York: ACM, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0475-7
International Conference on Intelligent Semantic Web-Services and Applications (ISWSA) <1, 2010, Amman>
Fraunhofer FOKUS ()
semantic interoperability; loose coupling; heterogeneous information models; semantic mediation; ontology mapping

In this paper, we present a conceptual approach that transfers the well established principle of loose coupling from the functional level to the semantic level of information models. Key characteristics of loose coupling in systems engineering are identified, in order to map them to the challenge of achieving semantic interoperability between heterogeneous information models in distributed service-oriented environments. A specification of loosely coupled information models is provided and its instantiation by means of ontology-based approaches is discussed.