Collaboration role in semantic integration for electronic marketplace
by Jingzhi Guo
International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), Vol. 8, No. 6, 2010

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.

Online publication date: Thu, 25-Nov-2010

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