Ontology-Based Fragmented Company Knowledge Integration: Possible Approaches

  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Nikolay ShilovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 339)


Companies have multiple business process, some of which are supported by knowledge described via ontologies. However, due to their nature, the processes use different knowledge notation what causes a problem of integrating such fragmented heterogeneous knowledge. The paper investigates the problem of developing a single multi-domain ontology for integrating company knowledge taking into account differences between terminologies and formalisms used in various business processes. Different options of designing ontologies covering multiple domains are considered. Three of them: (i) ontology localization/multilingual ontologies, (ii) granular ontologies, and (iii) ontologies with temporal logics are considered in details and analyzed.


Knowledge management Interoperability Multi-domain ontology 



The paper is partially due to collaboration between SPIIRAS and Festo AG & Co KG, State Research # 0073-2018-0002, projects funded by grants ## 18-07-01201, 18-07-01272 of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The work has been also partially financially supported by the Government of Russian Federation, Grant 08-08.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.SPIIRASSt. PetersburgRussia

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