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‘Transformation of Ontologies: theoretical foundations and software platform for complex distributed systems’ by Eduard Babkin

A book by Eduard Babkin ‘Transformation of Ontologies:theoretical foundations and software platform for complex distributed systems ’has recently been published by Lambert Academik Publishing, Koln.

Eduard Babkin is the Head of Department of Information Systems and Technology at the HSE Nizhny Novgorod branch. He is also associate member of LITIS laboratory at National Institute of Applied Sciences (Rouen, FRANCE). His scientific interests include multi- agent systems, software engineering, knowledge representation and processing.

Description

In this book an extremely important problem of interoperability in heterogeneous distributed software systems is addressed. The author proposed a new approach to achieving semantic interoperability in a broad range of distributed software systems (such as multiagent systems and sensors networks) on the basis of hierarchical information modeling guided by concepts and constraints of a correspondent application domain. In accordance with the proposed approach a shared conceptual model of application domain, which is called ontology, becomes a semantic bridge between heterogeneous software engineering models. As a result transformation of ontology represents a hierarchical process which consists of manual connection of incoherent engineering models to shared ontology, automatic discovering of semantically related instances of runtime data structures by logical inference and constraints resolution in finite domain, and manual definition of transformations between instances of runtime data structures driven by constraints on the level of domain ontology and software engineering models.

Contents

Organization of the work

List of Figures

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION

  • SECTION 1.1 . Background information, subject, and scope
  • SECTION 1.2 . Postulation of the thesis
  • SECTION 1.3 Major results

CHAPTER 2. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS

  • SECTION 2.1 . Concepts of data, information and Information modeling
  • SECTION 2.2 . Analysis of diversity in software technologies
  • SECTION 2.3 . Integration challenges in software engineering practice
  • SECTION 2.4 . Strong interest to application of explicit KR techniques

CHAPTER 3. MAIN SUBJECTS OF APPLIED RESEARCH

CHAPTER 4. PROPOSED CONCEPT OF ONTOLOGY TRANSFORMATION

  • SECTION 4.1 Theoretical foundations of ontology transformation
  • SECTION 4.2 Illustration of the theory application
  • SECTION 4.3 Methodology of ontology transformation
  • SECTION 4.4 Framework architecture
  • SECTION 4.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 5. SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION

  • SECTION 5.1 Implementation of SemanTra-2 front-end
  • SECTION 5.2 JINI-based implementation of T-Engine
  • SECTION 5.3 Hardware platform for Ontology Mediator
  • SECTION 5.4 Conclusion

CHAPTER 6. VALIDATION IN PRACTICAL SETTINGS

  • SECTION 6.1 Multi-agent simulation test-bed
  • SECTION 6.2 Ontology Mediator in economics multi-agent simulations
  • SECTION 6.3 Ontology Mediator for Telecommunications
  • SECTION 6.4 Ontology Mediator in the healthcare domain
  • SECTION 6.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 7. RELATED WORKS

CHAPTER 8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS

CHAPTER 9. FINAL CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

 

ISBN 3838311477

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