The primary objective of the Manufacturing Systems Interoperability program at
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the development of
software systems that describe their capabilities and can automatically
negotiate meaningful interfaces as needed in a dynamic environment.
Using the methodology for ontology design using classification theorems,
Grüninger implemented a prototype of one component of such a self-integrating system
has been in what became known as the Twenty Questions Wizard,
which automatically generates semantic mappings between PSL and other
ontologies based on input from users.
This has also led to the design of a software tool that
supports semi-automatic semantic integration of process applications by
inference with the semantic mappings. Semantic Integration through Invariants
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