Description Logic-Based Resource Retrieval

Description Logic-Based Resource Retrieval

Simona Colucci (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Tommaso Di Noia (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Eugenio Di Sciascio (Politecnico di Bari, Italy), Francesco M. Donini (Universitá della Tuscia, Italy) and Marina Mongiello (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-933-5.ch089
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Resource retrieval addresses the problem of finding best matches to a request among available resources, with both the request and the resources described with respect to a shared interpretation of the knowledge domain the resource belongs to. The problem of resource matching and retrieval arises in several scenarios, among them, personnel recruitment and job assignment, dating agencies, but also generic electronic marketplaces, Web services discovery and composition, resource matching in the Grid. All these scenarios share a common purpose: given a request, find among available descriptions those best fulfilling it, or at “worse,” when nothing better exists, those that fulfill at least some of the requirements.

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