Devolved ontology for smart applications

Nikolay Mehandjiev, Iain Duncan Stalker, Martin Carpenter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Many smart applications allow enterprises to communicate effectively with and through interconnected computing resources, however, successful communication presupposes a shared understanding; a so-called semantic alignment. Devolved ontology was developed to promote semantic alignment in agile partnerships. We consider the approach to be promising for any environment where multiple contexts interface and co-locate, including, for example, the Pragmatic Web, virtual organisations and indeed smart applications. We motivate and introduce devolved ontology and show how to use this to foster semantic alignment. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
Subtitle of host publicationKnowledge Architectures for Smart Applications
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2007 - Sheffield
Duration: 1 Jul 2007 → …


Other15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2007
Period1/07/07 → …


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