Ontology-Based Interoperability in Knowledge-Based Communication Systems

  • Stefan Trausan-Matu
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP, volume 1)


One of the main ideas of this chapter is that for assuring interoperability for different kinds of applications, the existence of a well designed shared structure of concepts, a so-called “ontology”, has a major importance. The structure should be well designed in order to capture the relations and the properties of concepts in the considered domain, and to allow the inference of new properties. A carefully developed ontology may be easily used as the main component of different Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS), similarly with a human being, which uses the same knowledge in performing a large range of activities.


Domain Ontology Question Answering Declarative Knowledge Intelligent Information System Natural Language Dialogue 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



This research was performed partially under the EU COST action Towntology. I want to thank to Traian Rebedea and Anca Neacsu, who implemented my ideas in operational systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science Department of the PolitehnicaUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

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