Discovering Ontological Relations In Services

Date(s) - 10/06/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am



Many data providers make their data available through interfaces such as Web service APIs or SPARQL endpoints.  In order to unleash the potential of these sources for intelligent applications, the data has to be combined across different heterogenous APIs. In this talk, I will present an overview of our work for mapping such sources to ontologies, in two scenarios. In the first scenario, we are concerned with the problem of automatically deriving ontological descriptions for Web services. In the second scenario, we will discuss the on-the-fly alignment between two ontologies via their SPARQL endpoints.

Speaker: Nicoleta Preda

Short Biography:

Nicoleta Preda is an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). She obtained her Ph.D. in computer science from Université Paris-Sud in studying under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Serge Abiteboul and Dr. Ioana Manolescu. Before joining the UVSQ in 2010 she was a post-doctoral researcher in the database group led by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weikum at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany. Her research interests include answering querying using Web Services, distributed indexing and querying large repositories of semi-structured data in distributed settings, schema matching.