Title: A framework for context-sensitive metadata description

Authors: Oleksiy Khriyenko, Vagan Terziyan

Addresses: Industrial Ontologies Group, Agora Center, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40014, Jyvaskyla, Finland. ' Industrial Ontologies Group, MIT Department, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40014, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Abstract: Expectations regarding the new generation of Web depend on the success of Semantic Web technology. Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a basis for explicit and machine-readable representation of semantics. However RDF is not suitable for describing dynamic and context-sensitive resources (eg. processes). We present the Context Description Framework (CDF) as an extension of the RDF by adding a |TrueInContext| component to the basic RDF triple (|subject-predicate-object|), and consider contextual value as a container of RDF statements. We also add a probabilistic component, which allows multilevel contextual dependence descriptions as well as presumes possibility for Bayesian reasoning with the RDF model.

Keywords: semantic Web; context-sensitive metadata description; probabilistic context; RDF contextual extension; resource description framework; semantics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2006.011011

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.154 - 164

Available online: 03 Oct 2006 *

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