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OCEAN: an ontology for supporting interoperability service utilities in virtual organisations

Yiannis Verginadis, Dimitris Apostolou, Nikos Papageorgiou, Gregoris Mentzas
2011 International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations  
The OCEAN ontology is designed as a lightweight top-level ontology that provides a common terminological reference in terms of VOs.  ...  The paper also demonstrates the use of practical tools for achieving consensus of the shared conceptualisation of a virtual organisation (VO), among participants, while it outlines a service-oriented architecture  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially funded by the European Commission under project SYNERGY ICT No 63631. The authors would like to thank the project team for comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijnvo.2011.042418 fatcat:pt3fe6wwfvhzlosm37vqw2o3sa

An ontology-based approach to define and manage B2B interoperability

Nicola Gessa, Ozalp Babao, Paolo Ciancarini
2007 unpublished
One of the business areas which is actively facing the interoperability problem is that related with the supply chain management.  ...  Considering also some limitations, the thesis proposes a ontology-based approach to improve the functionalities of the developed framework and, exploiting the technologies of the semantic web, to improve  ...  : [80] [1] tackle the problem of enriching ontologies, while [86] faces the problem of merging and aligning different ontologies.  ...