Patent Number: 8,793,208

Title: Identifying common data objects representing solutions to a problem in different disciplines

Abstract: The disclosure relates to identifying a solution to a problem wherein the problem and solution are in different disciplines. An exemplary embodiment concerns a system for identifying a solution comprising a bridging component for generating a bridged ontology from data elements of prime and secondary ontologies if the number the data elements common to the ontologies meets a threshold value. The system may comprise an inference engine for identifying, from the bridged ontology, data elements related to the problem and the solution. The inference engine may further determine relationships between the data elements associated with the problem and those associated with a solution to confirm the correctness of a solution. The problem and solution may be represented as RDF data objects.

Inventors: Rojahn; Tom Odd (Oslo, NO)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06N 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018