An Ontology-based Mediation Architecture for E-commerce Applications [chapter]

O. Corcho, A. Gomez-Perez, A. Leger, C. Rey, F. Toumani
2003 Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining  
As part of the MKBEEM project, we present an ontology based mediation framework for electronic commerce applications. The framework is based on a mediator/wrapper approach that supports an integrated view over multiple heterogeneous sources. The MKBEEM mediation system allows to fill the gap between customers queries (possibly expressed in a natural language) and diverse specific providers offers. In contrast with many existing mediator based systems, our approach rests on a three-layer
more » ... e representation architecture which includes an electronic services ontology besides the usual domain ontology and sources descriptions layers. At the reasoning level, we propose a new mechanism, namely dynamic discovery of e-services, that acts in collaboration with the Picsel mediator system to effectively achieve the MKBEEM mediation tasks.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-36562-4_51 fatcat:hor6c2kbp5azzlblj65fp6l26y