Recent Submissions

  • Consistency and modularity in mediated service-based data integration solutions 

    Zhu Y; Pahl C (IGI Global, 2009)
    A major aim of the Web service platform is the integration of existing software and information systems. Data integration is a central aspect in this context. Traditional techniques for information and data transformation ...
  • Ontology-based patterns for the integration of business processes and enterprise application architectures 

    Gacitua-Decar V; Pahl C (IGI Global, 2010)
    Increasingly, enterprises are using service-oriented architecture (SOA) as an approach to enterprise application integration (EAI). SOA has the potential to bridge the gap between business and technology and to improve the ...
  • The need for data analysis patterns (in software engineering) 

    Russo B (Morgan Kaufmann, 2016)
    When you call a doctor, you would expect that she would be prepared with a set of remedies for your disease. You would not be pleased to see her digging into a huge amount of clinical data while she makes a diagnosis and ...
  • Process-Aware Data Quality Assessment 

    Savkovic, O (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2016)
    Data quality is one of the most important problems in data management. In this thesis we focus on two problems of data quality: stability and completeness. Stability and completeness are two sides of the same coin. We ...
  • Process Management in Construction: The Expansion of the Bolzano Hospital 

    Marengo E; Dallasega; Montali M; Nutt W; Reifer M (Springer, 2017)
  • Basic Description Logics 

    Baader F; Nutt W (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
    This chapter provides an introduction to Description Logics as a formal language for representing knowledge and reasoning about it. It first gives a short overview of the ideas underlying Description Logics. Then it ...
  • Recommender Systems: Models and Techniques 

    Ricci F (Springer, 2014)
    RSs are information search and filtering tools that provide suggestions for items to be of use to a user. They have become common in a large number of Internet applications, helping users to make better choices while ...
  • Quality-aware model-driven service engineering 

    Pahl C; Boskovic M; Barrett R; Hasselbring W (Information Science Reference, 2009)
    Service engineering and service-oriented architecture as an integration and platform technology is a recent approach to software systems integration. Quality aspects ranging from interoperability to maintainability to ...
  • DeaLing with Ontologies using CODs 

    Del Vescovo C; Peñaloza R (CEUR, 2014)
    A major challenge in knowledge representation is to manage the access to knowledge: users should not be presented with knowledge that is irrelevant to their topic of interest, or have no right to access. Two general ...
  • Personality and recommender systems 

    Tkalcic M; Chen L (Springer US, 2015)
    Personality, as defined in psychology, accounts for the individual differences in users’ preferences and behaviour. It has been found that there are significant correlations between personality and users’ characteristics ...
  • Cloud service brokerage: A conceptual ontology-based service description framework 

    Fowley F; Pahl C; Zhang L (IGI Global, 2014)
    Cloud service brokerage has been identified as a key concern for future Cloud technology research and development. Integration, customization and aggregation are core functions of a Cloud service broker. The need to cater ...
  • Integrating knowledge-based configuration systems by sharing functional architectures 

    Felfernig A; Friedrich G; Jannach D; Zanker M (Springer, 2000)
    Configuration problems are a thriving application area for declarative knowledge representation that experiences a constant increase in size and complexity of knowledge bases. However, today’s configurators are designed ...
  • Towards distributed configuration 

    Felfernig A; Friedrich GE; Jannach D; Zanker M (Springer, 2001)
    Shorter product cycles, lower prices, and the production of highly variant products tailored to the customer needs are the main reasons for the proceeding success of product configuration systems. However, today’s product ...
  • Review of: Feyerabend, Paul Karl, Wider den Methodenzwang. Skizze einer Anarchistischen Erkenntnistheorie 

    Metzner-Szigeth, A (Westdeutscher Verlag, 2001)
    „Toyota!“. „Nichts ist unmöglich!“. Mit dieser – oder einer anderen, nicht minder spontanen – Gesangseinlage würde Feyerabend heute eine Vorlesung über Wissenschaftstheorie begonnen haben, wenn er denn noch könnte. So ...
  • Conformance Verification of Clinical Guidelines in Presence of Computerized and Human-Enhanced Processes 

    Bragaglia, S; Chesani, F; Mello, P; Montali, M (Springer, 2016)
    Clinical Guidelines (CGs) capture medical evidence and describe standardized high quality health processes. Their adoption increases the quality of the service offered by health departments, with direct advantage for treated ...
  • When Are Description Logic Knowledge Bases Indistinguishable? 

    Botoeva, E; Kontchakov, R; Ryzhikov, V; Wolter, F; Zakharyaschev, M (AAAI Press, 2015)
    Deciding inseparability of description logic knowledge bases (KBs) with respect to conjunctive queries is fundamental for many KB engineering and maintenance tasks including versioning, module extraction, knowledge exchange ...
  • Web usage mining in tourism - a query term analysis and clustering approach 

    Pitman, A; Zanker, M; Fuchs, M; Lexhagen, M (Springer Vienna, 2010)
    According to current research, one of the most promising applications for web usage mining (WUM) is in identifying homogenous user subgroups (Liu, 2008). This paper presents a prototypical workflow and tools for analyzing ...
  • Developing Constraint-based Recommenders 

    Felfernig, A; Friedrich, G; Jannach, D; Zanker, M (Springer, 2011)
    Traditional recommendation approaches (content-based filtering [48] and collaborative filtering[40]) are well-suited for the recommendation of quality&taste products such as books, movies, or news. However, especially ...
  • Contextual diagrams as structuring mechanisms for designing configuration knowledge bases in UML 

    Felfernig, A; Jannach, D; Zanker, M (Springer, 2000)
    Lower prices, shorter product cycles, and the customer individual production of highly variant products are the main reasons for the success of product configuration systems in various application domains (telecommunication ...

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