Gómez-Pérez, A. and Ramos, JA.
Semantic mappings: out of ontology world limits.
In: "IEEE International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization (OnAV’08). International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2008)", 5 de marzo de 2008, Barcelona, España. ISBN 978-0-7695-3109-0.
Mappings usually relate two similar knowledge representations. Thus, we can find many examples of mappings amid thesauri, databases, ontologies (domain ontologies, top-level and domain ontologies, PSM (Problem Solving Method) and domain ontologies, linguistic and domain ontologies); additionally, we can frequently find systems with mappings that relate two different knowledge representations, for instance, databases and ontologies. All these mappings are operationally different ,and are also named differently (mappings, correspondences, semantic bridges, transformations, semantic relations, functions, conversions, domain-PSM relations), but is there a single definition for these concepts? Can we find common characteristics? This paper analyzes the existing definitions and representation of the term “mapping” (and related terms) in the ontology world and its semantic neighborhood and proposes a new definition and representation of “mapping” for the Semantic Web field.