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Title: Viewpoints on emergent semantics
Authors: Abdelmoty, Alia I.
Catarci, Tiziana
Damiani, Ernesto
Illaramendi, Arantxa
Jarrar, Mustafa
Meersman, Robert
Neuhold, Erich J.
Parent, Christine
Sattler, Kai-Uwe
Scannapieco, Monica
Spaccapietra, Stefano
Spyns, Peter
De Tre, Guy
Cudre-Mauroux, Philippe
Aberer, Karl
Keywords: Semantics
Management information systems
Web portals
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: We introduce a novel view on how to deal with the problems of semantic interoperability in distributed systems. This view is based on the concept of emergent semantics, which sees both the representation of semantics and the discovery of the proper interpretation of symbols as the result of a self-organizing process performed by distributed agents exchanging symbols and having utilities dependent on the proper interpretation of the symbols. This is a complex systems perspective on the problem of dealing with semantics. We highlight some of the distinctive features of our vision and point out preliminary examples of its application
Description: Authors include:Philippe Cudr´e-Mauroux, and Karl Aberer (editors), Alia I. Abdelmoty, Tiziana Catarci, Ernesto Damiani, Arantxa Illaramendi, Robert Meersman, Erich J. Neuhold, Christine Parent, Kai-Uwe Sattler, Monica Scannapieco, Stefano Spaccapietra, Peter Spyns, and Guy De Tr´e
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