|ConRef from University of Aberdeen|
What's the Problem?
Users who wish to acquire objects or services may express them in a different language to what the service directory/inventory is specified. Hence the need to map from one vocabulary/ontology to another arises. Secondly, a particular user may wish to refine the object/entities recommended for future use and for these fine tunings to be recorded.
Towards a Solution
The main features of the system are:
In the process, the mapping rules/constraints are updated automatically.
Current Status: Implemented in LISP; inventory of British Aero Space fasteners and cars.
Plans: Rework in JAVA, web-based & Inventories in RDF.
Take a Guided Tour
M. Winter, D. Sleeman and T. Parsons (1998), Inventory Management using constraint satisfaction and knowledge refinement techniques. Knowledge-Based systems,11, pp 293-300.