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Ontological Blending in DOL
Type of publication: Inproceedings
Citation: ontolo-blending-ecai12
Booktitle: C2GI - Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence, at ECAI 2012
Year: 2012
Publisher: Publication Series of the Institute of Cognitive Science
URL: http://cogsci.uni-osnabrueck.d...
Abstract: We introduce ontological blending as a method for com- bining ontologies. Compared with existing combination techniques that aim at integrating or assimilating categories and relations of the- matically related ontologies, blending aims at creatively generating (new) categories and ontological definitions; this is done on the ba- sis of input ontologies whose domains are thematically distinct but whose specifications share structural or logical properties. As a result, ontological blending can generate new ontologies and concepts and it allows a more flexible technique for ontology combination compared to existing methods. Our approach to computational creativity in conceptual blending is inspired by methods rooted in cognitive science (e.g., analogical rea- soning), ontological engineering, and algebraic specification. Specifically, we introduce the basic formal definitions for ontological blend- ing, and show how the distributed ontology language DOL (currently being standardised within the OntoIOp---Ontology Integration and Interoperability---activity of ISO/TC 37/SC 3) can be used to declar- atively specify blending diagrams.
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Authors Kutz, Oliver
Mossakowski, Till
Hois, Joana
Bhatt, Mehul
Bateman, John
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