Large scale ontology tailoring and simulation in the Semantic Grid Environment

A. Flahive, B. O. Apduhan, J. W. Rahayu, D. Taniar

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Ontologies contain semantic information often annotated with meta-data. They can get quite complex and very large, causing difficulties in using these ontologies on a daily basis. A large cluster computer is required to tailor these base ontologies into smaller and/or extracted sub-ontologies, but this is expensive and not a viable solution for most users. The Semantic Grid has the ability to process large semantic data repositories as fast as or faster than some of the largest cluster computers at a fraction of the cost. This paper explores the viability of using the Semantic Grid to tailor large ontologies, efficiently and cheaply.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-281
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Ontologies
  • Ontology tailoring
  • Semantic grid
  • SG

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