Title: Collaboration role in semantic integration for electronic marketplace

Authors: Jingzhi Guo

Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomas, Pereira, S.J., Taipa, Macau

Abstract: Semantic integration is important in constructing electronic marketplaces (e-marketplaces). Although many previous researches have been done, the task of semantic integration and the mechanism of maintaining semantic consistency are still not well known. This paper proposes a Collaboration-Role-Based Semantic Integration Mechanism (CRB-SIM). It promotes collaboration as a key means of resolving semantic conflicts in concepts creation and editing, via a set of service-oriented collaboration roles. This proposal has contributed to the semantic integration research a novel approach with the features of the role-based and service-oriented semantic consistency maintenance of heterogeneous concepts. The applicability of proposed mechanism is exemplified by two application prototypes.

Keywords: electronic marketplace; semantic integration; semantic consistency maintenance; concept exchange; document exchange; role-based systems; service-oriented design; e-marketplaces; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2010.037133

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2010 Vol.8 No.6, pp.528 - 549

Published online: 25 Nov 2010 *

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