Probabilistic ontology for net-centric fusion

Kathryn Blackmond Laskey, Paulo C.G. da Costa, Edward J. Wright, Kenneth J. Laskey
2007 2007 10th International Conference on Information Fusion  
In a net-centric world, systems will be required to fuse data from geographically dispersed, heterogeneous information sources operating asynchronously, to produce up-to-date, mission-relevant knowledge to inform commanders. Realizing this vision requires overcoming a number of technical challenges. Among these is the need for semantic interoperability among systems with different internal data models and vocabularies. Ontologies are seen as a key enabling technology for semantic
more » ... y. Although information fusion by nature involves reasoning under uncertainty, traditional ontology formalisms provide no principled means of reasoning under uncertainty. This paper proposes the use of probabilistic ontologies within a service-oriented architecture as a means to enable semantic interoperability in net-centric fusion systems.
doi:10.1109/icif.2007.4408012 dblp:conf/fusion/LaskeyCWL07 fatcat:c4jndpdgcbd2llpfzumfqhlxce