Ontologies, Ontology Languages, and
Data Integration by Metadata Integration

Joseph A Goguen
Meaning and Computation Lab
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering


  1.    Multi-disciplinary and Multi-perspectival Research   

  2.    Ethnography of a Science Lab   

  3.    Semantic Web Technology and Hype   

  4.    Federating the Kingdoms of Ontology   

  5.    Towards Transparent, Reusable Duct Tape   

What would help domain scientists integrate and analyze large, diverse scientific datasets?

We examine two very different approaches:

  1. the heavyweight solutions that are emerging for e-commerce; and
  2. the lightweight solutions that are currently used in labs.
We then suggest an approach to reconciling them.

Related websites include my Notes for the SEEK project, the data integration, BOBJ and Kumo systems pages, and the hidden algebra page. There is also an abstract of a lecture giving a more advanced treatment of similar topics, Integrating Data by Integrating Meta-Data and Meta-Data Languages.

See also my Research Projects page and my What's New page for further information on many topics, including links to many other webpages and to all recent papers.


Maintained by Joseph Goguen
Last modified: Mon Feb 17 14:44:51 PST 2003