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Ontology metadata for ontology reuse
by Elena Simperl; Cristina Sarasua; Rachanee Ungrangsi; Tobias Bürger
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011


Abstract: Ontologies are often poorly documented, thus being hardly accessible to users and ontology reuse services. A first step towards a better ontology documentation is an explicit schema for their systematic description. To offer an informed background for such a schema we surveyed ontology engineering technology, and the types of ontology-related descriptive means they use. The result is part of the OMV standard, and was evaluated through professional reviews. A second step is the provision of automatic techniques to acquire such documentation, for which we devised the Ontology MEtadata GenerAtion (OMEGA) algorithm, presented in the second part of the paper.

Online publication date: Tue, 01-May-2012


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