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Title:On the insufficiency of ontologies: problems in knowledge sharing and alternative solutions
Authors: Flavio S. Correa da Silva ; Wamberto W. Vasconcelos ; Dave Robertson ; Virginia Brilhante ; Ana C. V. de Melo ; Marcelo Finger ; Jaume Agusti
Date: 2002
Publication Title:Knowledge Based Systems
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:15(3) Page Nos:147-167
One of the benefits of formally represented knowledge lies in its potential to be shared. Ontologies have been proposed as the ultimate solution to problems in knowledge sharing. However even when an agreed correspondence between ontologies is reached that is not the end of the problems in knowledge sharing. In this paper we explore a number of realistic knowledge-sharing situations and their related problems for which ontologies fall short in providing a solution. For each situation we propose and analyse alternative solutions.
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author = { Flavio S. Correa da Silva and Wamberto W. Vasconcelos and Dave Robertson and Virginia Brilhante and Ana C. V. de Melo and Marcelo Finger and Jaume Agusti },
title = {On the insufficiency of ontologies: problems in knowledge sharing and alternative solutions},
journal = {Knowledge Based Systems},
publisher = {Elsevier},
year = 2002,
volume = {15(3)},
pages = {147-167},
doi = {10.1016/S0950-7051(01)00152-6},
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