Semantic mapping of topic map meta-models identifying assets and events to include weights

Patent No. 9,535,978

Issued: January 3, 2017
Filed: June 2, 2014
Term Extension: 192 days

Inventors: Coldicott; Peter A. (Jonestown, TX), Hanis; Thomas T. (Raleigh, NC), Lane; Eoin (Littleton, MA)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Determining an impact of an event identified in a first topic map meta-model will have on at least one asset identified in a second topic map meta-model representative of weight. A third topic map meta-model is created which maps at least one asset from the second topic map meta-model to an event from the first topic map meta-model and is comprised of: a topic map representation of assets of the second topic map meta-model and events of the first topic map meta-model, a topic map based index with instance ontology of the first and second topic map meta-models, identification of at least one association between an event identified in the first topic map meta-model and at least one asset identified in the second topic map meta-model; and weight assigned to the at least one association.

Reference to Related Applications

This is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 13/433,384, filed Mar. 29, 2012, entitled "PREDICTING AN EFFECT OF EVENTS ON ASSETS", now US Patent 9,123,004. The aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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