KROW 2008 Invited Speaker

Enrico Franconi. Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Title: Ontologies and Databases

In this talk I will try to summarise the issues that arise when trying to "integrate" ontologies with databases. That is, I will try to describe the differences between standard (relational) database access technology and the technology for accessing (integrated) information sources mediated by global constraints or ontologies. I will present various current solutions to the problem, emphasising the advantages and the limitations of each of them, and their feasibility in real world data intensive applications.