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Categorization and recognition of ontology refactoring pattern

  • Ontologies play an important role in knowledge representation for sharing information and collaboratively developing knowledge bases. They are changed, adapted and reused in different applications and domains resulting in multiple versions of an ontology. The comparison of different versions and the analysis of changes at a higher level of abstraction may be insightful to understand the changes that were applied to an ontology. While there is existing work on detecting (syntactical) differences and changes in ontologies, there is still a need in analyzing ontology changes at a higher level of abstraction like ontology evolution or refactoring pattern. In our approach we start from a classification of model refactoring patterns found in software engineering for identifying such refactoring patterns in OWL ontologies using DL reasoning to recognize these patterns.

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Author:Gerd Gröner, Steffen Staab
URN:urn:nbn:de:kola-4475
Series (Volume no.):Arbeitsberichte, FB Informatik (2010,9)
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Language:English
Date of completion:2010/10/11
Date of publication:2010/10/11
Publishing institution:Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Universitätsbibliothek
Release Date:2010/10/11
Tag:Description Logic; OWL; Ontology
Number of pages:29
Institutes:Fachbereich 4 / Fachbereich 4
Fachbereich 4 / Institute for Web Science and Technologies
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht: § 53 UrhG