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Ontology Based Interoperability Approach for Heterogeneous Mobile Cellular Networks

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Executive Summary

Interoperability issues between heterogeneous networks generations begin by establishing a holistic understanding of cellular communication systems (a starting point for interoperability improvements). To fulfill what already mentioned, the authors propose an ontological approach that expresses the cellular communication systems' concepts, classes, and properties in a formal and unambiguous way. This approach is first to analyze the structure, inputs, and outputs of three different cellular technologies and, performing a domain analysis (of this subset of technologies) and producing a feature model of the domain. Finally, building an Ontology capable of providing a common view of the domain, and providing an effective representation of relations between concepts in different cellular technologies.

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