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Toward the use of upper level ontologies for semantically interoperable systems: an emergency management use case

Elmhadhbi, Linda and Karray, Mohamed Hedi and Archimède, Bernard Toward the use of upper level ontologies for semantically interoperable systems: an emergency management use case. (2019) In: 9th Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications I-ESA2018 Conference, 23 March 2018 - 19 March 2018 (Berlin, Germany).

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Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-13693-2_11


In the context of globalization and knowledge management, information technologies require an ample need of unprecedented levels of data exchange and sharing to allow collaboration between heterogeneous systems. Yet, understanding the semantics of the exchanged data is one of the major challenges. Semantic interoperability can be ensured by capturing knowledge from diverse sources by using ontologies and align these latter by using upper level ontologies to come up with a common shared vocabulary. In this paper, we aim in one hand to investigate the role of upper level ontologies as a mean for enabling the formalization and integration of heterogeneous sources of information and how it may support interoperability of systems. On the other hand, we present several upper level ontologies and how we chose and then used Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as an upper level ontology and Common Core Ontology (CCO) as a mid-level ontology to develop a modular ontology that define emergency responders’ knowledge starting from firefighters’ module for a solution to the semantic interoperability problem in emergency management.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Enterprise Interoperability VIII : Smart Services and Business Impact of Enterprise Interoperability. Series title : Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences. Editors : Keith Popplewell ; Klaus-Dieter Thoben ; Thomas Knothe ; Raúl Poler. Springer International Publishing, 2019. (pp. XXI, 380)ISBN 978-3-030-13692-5. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-13693-2
HAL Id:hal-02359706
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:21 Mar 2019 13:54

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