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dc.contributor.authorQuer, Carme
dc.contributor.authorFranch Gutiérrez, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPalomares Bonache, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorFalkner, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorFelfernig, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorFucci, Davide
dc.contributor.authorMaalej, Walid
dc.contributor.authorNerlich, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorRaatikainen, Mikko
dc.contributor.authorSchenner, Gottfried
dc.contributor.authorStettinger, Martin
dc.contributor.authorTiihonen, Juha
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació
dc.identifier.citationQuer, C., Franch, X., Palomares, C., Falkner, A., Felfernig, A., Fucci, D., Maalej, W., Nerlich, J., Raatikainen, M., Schenner, G., Stettinger, M., Tiihonen, J. Reconciling practice and rigour in ontology-based heterogeneous information systems construction. A: IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on The Practice of Enterprise Modeling. "The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: 11th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2018: Vienna, Austria, October 31-November 2, 2018: proceedings". Berlín: Springer, 2018, p. 205-220.
dc.description.abstractOntology integration addresses the problem of reconciling into one single semantic framework different knowledge chunks defined according to its own ontology. This field has been subject of analysis and many consolidated theoretical results are available. Still, in practice, ontology integration is difficult in heterogeneous information systems (HIS) that need to integrate assets already built and running which cannot be changed. Furthermore, in practice, the composed assets are usually not really defined according to an ontology but to a data model which is less rigorous but fit for the purpose of defining a data schema. In this paper, we propose a method for integrating assets participating in a HIS using a domain ontology, aimed at finding an optimal balance between semantic rigour and feasibility in terms of adoption in a real-world setting. The method proposes the use of data models describing the semantics of existing assets; their analysis in order to find commonalities and misalignments; the definition of the domain ontology, considering also other sources as standards, to express the main concepts in the HIS domain; the connection of the local models with this domain ontology; and its abstraction into a metamodel to facilitate further extensions. The method is an outcome of a collaborative software development project, OpenReq, aimed at delivering an ontology for requirements engineering (RE) designed to serve as baseline for the data model of an open platform offering methods and techniques to the RE community. The construction process of this ontology will be used to illustrate the method.
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Sistemes d'informació
dc.subject.lcshOntologies (Information retrieval)
dc.subject.lcshInformation storage and retrieval systems
dc.subject.lcshRequirements engineering
dc.subject.otherOntology integration
dc.subject.otherHeterogeneous information systems
dc.subject.otherDomain ontology
dc.subject.otherRequirements engineering ontology
dc.titleReconciling practice and rigour in ontology-based heterogeneous information systems construction
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacOntologies (Informàtica)
dc.subject.lemacInformació -- Sistemes d'emmagatzematge i recuperació
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria de requisits
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. inSSIDE - integrated Software, Service, Information and Data Engineering
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/732463/EU/Intelligent Recommendation Decision Technologies for Community-Driven Requirements Engineering/OPENREQ
upcommons.citation.authorQuer, C.; Franch, X.; Palomares, C.; Falkner, A.; Felfernig, A.; Fucci, D.; Maalej, W.; Nerlich, J.; Raatikainen, M.; Schenner, G.; Stettinger, M.; Tiihonen, J.
upcommons.citation.contributorIFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on The Practice of Enterprise Modeling
upcommons.citation.publicationNameThe Practice of Enterprise Modeling: 11th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2018: Vienna, Austria, October 31-November 2, 2018: proceedings

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