Distributed Information Systems Laboratory LSIR


In this research we view the problem of establishing semantic interoperability as a self-organizing process in which agreements on the interpretation of data are established in a localized, and incremental manner [5, 7, 11]. Starting from a P2P architecture setting we developed an approach of how local mappings among schemas can be used to infer new mappings and check the consistency of mappings among schemas [1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 13, 14, 15]. In this way semantic interoperability and increased semantic consistency at a global level is achieved. We also developed an architecture and implemented the GridVine system for demonstrating hte practicality of this approach [8]. Current work is directed towards evaluation of these principles in practical settings and towards further development of the underlying theory, in particular analyzing graph-theoretic properties of semantic mapping graphs [6, 9, 12]. More information can be found on the GridVine web site http://lsir.epfl.ch/gridvine/.

Updated November 21, 2007


[1] K. Aberer, P. Cudre-Mauroux, M. Hauswirth, " A Framework for Semantic Gossiping , SIGMOD RECORD, Special Section on Semantic Web and Data Management, Vol. 31, Nr. 4,  December 2002.

[2] K. Aberer, P. Cudré-Mauroux, M. Hauswirth: " The Chatty Web: Emergent Semantics Through Gossiping ", The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2003, Budapest, Hungary,20-24 May 2003.

[3] K. Aberer, P. Cudré-Mauroux, M. Hauswirth: "Start making sense: The Chatty Web approach for global semantic agreements", Journal of Web Semantics, 1(1): 89-114, 2003.

[4] K. Aberer and P. Cudré-Mauroux, " Semantic Gossiping: Coping with Heterogeneous Semantic Knowledge Management Systems in the Large", SIGSEMIS Bulletin 1(2), Special Issue on Semantic Web Challenges for Knowledge Managment, 2004.

[5] K. Aberer, P. Cudré-Mauroux, A. M. Ouksel, T. Catarci, M.-S. Hacid, A. Illarramendi, V. Kashyap, M. Mecella, E. Mena, E. J. Neuhold, O. De Troyer, T. Risse, M. Scannapieco, F. Saltor, L. De Santis, S. Spaccapietra, S. Staab, R. Studer: "Emergent Semantics Principles and Issues", (invited paper) DASFAA 2004: 25-38.

[6] P. Cudré-Mauroux, K. Aberer: "A Necessary Condition for Semantic Interoperability in the Large", CoopIS/DOA/ODBASE (2) 2004: 859-872.

[7] K. Aberer, T. Catarci, P. Cudré-Mauroux, T. S. Dillon, S. Grimm, M.-S. Hacid, A. Illarramendi, M. Jarrar, V. Kashyap, M. Mecella, E. Mena, E. J. Neuhold, A. M. Ouksel, T. Risse, M. Scannapieco, F. Saltor, L. De Santis, S. Spaccapietra, S. Staab, R. Studer, O. De Troyer: "Emergent Semantics Systems", (invited paper) ICSNW 2004: 14-43.

[8] K. Aberer, P. Cudré-Mauroux, M. Hauswirth, Tim Van Pelt, "GridVine: Building Internet-Scale Semantic Overlay Networks". International Semantic Web Conference 2004: 107-121.

[9] P.  Cudre-Mauroux, J. Gaugaz, A. Budura, and K. Aberer, "Analyzing Semantic Interoperability in Bioinformatic Database Networks", ISWC-2005 Workshop on Semantic Network Analysis, Galway, Ireland, November 7, 2005.

[10] P. Cudré-Mauroux, K. Aberer and A. Feher, " Probabilistic Message Passing in Peer Data Management Systems ", 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE2006), Atlanta, GA, 2006.

[11] P. Cudré-Mauroux and K. Aberer (Eds), A. I. Abdelmoty, T. Catarci, E. Damiani, A. Illaramendi, M. Jarrar, R. Meersman, E. J. Neuhold, C. Parent, K.-U. Sattler, M. Scannapieco, S. Spaccapietra, P. Spyns, G. De Tré," Viewpoints on Emergent Semantics ", Journal on Data Semantics VI: 1-27 (invited paper), 2006.

[12] A. Budura, P. Cudré-Mauroux, K. Aberer: " From Bioinformatic Web Portals to Semantically Integrated Data Grid Networks" , Future Generation Computer Systems 23 (2007) 485496, 2007.

[13] K. Aberer, P. Cudré-Mauroux, M. Hauswirth ," Semantic Gossiping: Fostering Semantic Interoperability in Peer Data Management Systems", Semantic Web and Peer-to-Peer, Springer Verlag, 259-278, 2006.

[14] P. Cudré-Mauroux, K. Aberer: "Belief Propagation on Uncertain Schema Mappings in Peer Data Management Systems", In: Global Data Management, IOS Press, 2006.

[¦5] P.  Cudré-Mauroux, S. Agrawal, A. Budura, P. Haghani, K. Aberer: " Self-Organizing Schema Mappings in the GridVine Peer Data Management System ", (Demo) VLDB 2007 : 1334-1337, 2007.