Title: Current practices and perspectives for metadata on web ontologies and rules

Authors: Carlos Tejo-Alonso; Diego Berrueta; Luis Polo; Sergio Fernández

Addresses: Fundacion CTIC Ada Byron 39, Edifi Centros cio Tecnologicos, 33203 Gijon, Asturias, Spain ' Fundacion CTIC Ada Byron 39, Edifi Centros cio Tecnologicos, 33203 Gijon, Asturias, Spain ' Fundacion CTIC Ada Byron 39, Edifi Centros cio Tecnologicos, 33203 Gijon, Asturias, Spain ' Fundacion CTIC Ada Byron 39, Edifi Centros cio Tecnologicos, 33203 Gijon, Asturias, Spain

Abstract: The Semantic Web contains a number of knowledge artifacts, including OWL ontologies, RIF rule sets and Resource Description Framework data sets. Effective exchange and management of these artifacts demands the use of metadata and prompt availability of accurate reference documentation. In this paper, we analyse the current practices in metadata usage for OWL ontologies and we propose a vocabulary for annotating RIF rules. We also introduce a software tool - Parrot - that exploits these annotations and produces reference documentation for combinations of ontologies and rules.

Keywords: metadata; vocabularies; web ontologies; rules; annotations; OWL; RIF; RDF; semantic web; reference documentation; knowledge artifacts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2012.050016

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2012 Vol.7 No.2, pp.93 - 100

Available online: 24 Oct 2012

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