Title: A semantic similarity measure in the context of semantic queries

Authors: Jose M. Blazquez-del-Toro, Jesus Arias Fisteus, Vicente Luque Centeno, Luis Sanchez-Fernandez

Addresses: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Department of Telematics Engineering, Av. Universidad, 30, Torres Quevedo Building, Leganes 28911, Spain. ' Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Department of Telematics Engineering, Av. Universidad, 30, Torres Quevedo Building, Leganes 28911, Spain. ' Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Department of Telematics Engineering, Av. Universidad, 30, Torres Quevedo Building, Leganes 28911, Spain. ' Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Department of Telematics Engineering, Av. Universidad, 30, Torres Quevedo Building, Leganes 28911, Spain

Abstract: In the current age of information, applications must deal with the heterogeneity of data. Many efforts in the state of the art try to solve this issue in an automatic fashion and the emergence of semantic Web technologies has boosted these techniques. However, the usage of these technologies gives place to new problems that must be sorted out. One of these problems comes from the utilisation of ontologies, where concepts arranged in a hierarchy are used. In many applications, this requires measures of semantic similarity between these concepts. In this paper, we introduce an innovative solution to tackle this problem.

Keywords: semantic similarity; ontologies; databases; semantic Web; bioinformatics; semantic queries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.022424

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.33 No.4, pp.285 - 291

Published online: 04 Jan 2009 *

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