15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  
   

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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Similarity Between Queries in a Mediator

Alain Bidault, Christine Froidevaux, Brigitte Safar

Answering queries on remote and heterogeneous sources is a complex task. Mediators provide techniques that exploit a domain ontology. To propose a cooperative approach to repair queries without answers, we introduce the notion of solution which is a query close to the user's query. We describe how ontologies can be used to evaluate the similarity of two predicates, and then of two queries. The work presented has been developed in the PICSEL project. Examples come from the domain of tourism, the experimentation domain chosen for this project.

Keywords: Cooperative Answering, Information Integration, Similarity, Ontologies, Knowledge Representation

Citation: Alain Bidault, Christine Froidevaux, Brigitte Safar: Similarity Between Queries in a Mediator. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.235-239.


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ECAI-2002 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the UniversitÚ Claude Bernard and INSA, Lyon, on behalf of Association Franšaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle.