(Semantic) Similarity-Blog

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Archive for March, 2007

Similarity Server Progress

Just a short report on our progress in developing a DIG compliant semantic similarity measurement server for the description logic ALCNQ: The server consists of three parts, the ALCNQ reasoner that checks for ABOX satisfiability (and therefore also subsumption), a DIG server based on the Jetty Web server and finally the similarity module. Up to now we have first running alpha versions of the reasoner and server parts and start to work on the similarity module now (using an extended version of the SIM-DL theory [73]). The software is implemented in java and we plan to release a first public alpha version in May at sourceforge.

[73] Janowicz, K. (2006). Sim-DL: Towards a Semantic Similarity Measurement Theory for the Description Logic ALCNR in Geographic Information Retrieval. R. Meersman, Z. Tari, P. Herrero et al. (Eds.): SeBGIS 2006, OTM Workshops 2006, LNCS 4278, pp. 1681 – 1692, 2006. [PDF] (external link)

Similarity and Context at IFIP SWWS 2007

This year the Third International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (IFIP SWWS 2007) held  in conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM ‘07) will have a special track on context and similarity!

Beside many others the topics of interest are:

Context-driven methods for ontology exploitation

  • Semantic similarity among ontology instances
  • Semantic granularity
  • Semantic ranking

Context-driven methods in specialized domains, e.g.:

  • Context-driven methods for geographical information resources
  • Context-driven methods for Multidimensional Media
  • Context-driven methods for Digital Library
  • Context-awareness for the Semantic Web
  • Ontology views

Human centered aspects in sifting information resources w.r.t. context

  • Context representation
  • Context elicitation
  • Context visualization

Please download the CfP here: [PDF]