Presentation on theme: "DAML Ontology Interoperation Using Cyc"— Presentation transcript:
1 DAML Ontology Interoperation Using Cyc Steve ReedCycorp
2 DAML Excitement at Cycorp Promoting DAML ontology interoperability through Cyc, as a reference ontology.Cyc now imports and exports DAML, paraphrases and reasons about it.Cyc lexical tools assist the mapping of imported DAML ontologies into Cyc.Both UDDI categorization schemes imported as DAML into Cyc:UNSPSC (via KSL) and NAICSCycorp is featuring DAML in it’s upcoming release of OpenCyc (this fall).
3 DAML Challenges at Cycorp How to automate mapping and translation of DAML ontologies.How to get the user community to help map numerous DAML terms -- interest growing at OpenCyc.Importation of large DAML schema is daunting but underway, WordNet, OpenDirectory, UNSPSC, NAICSProvide an inference engine for the Semantic Web - subsumption, classification, constraints, well-formed statement validation, diagnostics, justifications.What web services interface? SOAP likely.
4 DAML Ontology Interoperation UserSearch for: “waterproof plywood”Return: marine plywood by Hardwood Int.UNSPSCOntologyNAICSOntologyMapping 1:UNSPSC to CycMapping 2:NAICS to CycCycOntologySearch for:UNSPSC/7311Hardwood Int.… marine plywood …UDDI Web Services
5 Ontology Mapping From Doerr, Semantic Problems of Thesaurus Mapping DAML ImportFrom Doerr, Semantic Problems of Thesaurus Mapping
6 Ontology Mapping From Doerr, Semantic Problems of Thesaurus Mapping Cyc referenceDAML ImportFrom Doerr, Semantic Problems of Thesaurus Mapping
7 UNSPC/NAICS MappingUniversal Standard Products and Services Classification, North American Industrial Classification SystemBoth business taxonomies are monohierarchies, entities should have one code assigned for them.Cyc: #$MonohierarchyClassificationSystem implies that each collection is #$partitionedInto its narrower terms.Mapping is targeted at facets of the reference Cyc terms via functional composition.
8 Mapping to Semantic Facets Hardwood International is an online store, selling mainly lumber but offering hardware as well, but NAICS is a monohierarchy.Hardwood International(#$isa (#$BusinessFacetFn #$HardwoodInternational #$Hardwood) #$NAICS-Other-Building-Materials-Dealers))(#$isa (#$BusinessFacetFn #$HardwoodInternational #$Hardware) #$NAICS-Hardware-Store))Business facets4441344419HardwareHardwood