Ontology and the Semantic Web: Volume 156 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications by Robert M. Colomb
IOS Press | Apr 15 2007 | ISBN: 1586037293 | Pages: 272 | PDF | 1.88 MB
In order for information systems supporting two different organizations to interoperate, there must be an agreement as to what the words mean. There are many such agreements in place, supporting information systems interoperation in many different application areas. Most of these agreements have been created as part of diverse systems development processes, but since the advent of the Semantic Web in the late 1990s, they have been studied as a kind of software artifact in their own right, called an ontology, or description of a shared world.