Handbook on Ontologies

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Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 14, 2010 - Computers - 811 pages
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An ontology is a formal description of concepts and relationships that can exist for a community of human and/or machine agents. The notion of ontologies is crucial for the purpose of enabling knowledge sharing and reuse. The Handbook on Ontologies provides a comprehensive overview of the current status and future prospectives of the field of ontologies considering ontology languages, ontology engineering methods, example ontologies, infrastructures and technologies for ontologies, and how to bring this all into ontology-based infrastructures and applications that are among the best of their kind. The field of ontologies has tremendously developed and grown in the five years since the first edition of the "Handbook on Ontologies". Therefore, its revision includes 21 completely new chapters as well as a major re-working of 15 chapters transferred to this second edition.

 

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Contents

What Is an Ontology?
1
Ontology Representation Languages
18
Description Logics
19
Ontologies in FLogic
45
Resource Description Framework
71
OWL
91
Ontologies and Rules
111
Ontology Engineering
133
Ontologies for Formal Representation of Biological Systems
444
Ontologies for Cultural Heritage
463
Infrastructures for Ontologies
487
RDF Storage and Retrieval Systems
488
TableauBased Reasoning
509
ResolutionBased Reasoning for Ontologies
529
Ontology Repositories
551
Ontology Mapping
573

Ontology Engineering Methodology
134
Ontology Engineering and Evolution in a Distributed World Using DILIGENT
153
Formal Concept Analysis
177
An Overview of OntoClean
201
Ontology Design Patterns
221
Ontology Learning
244
Ontology and the Lexicon
269
Ontology Evaluation
293
Ontology Engineering Environments
314
Exploring the Economical Aspects of Ontology Engineering
337
Ontologies
359
Foundational Choices in DOLCE
361
An Ontology for Software
382
Using the PSL Ontology
423
OntologyBased Infrastructure and Methods
591
Ontologies and Software Engineering
592
Semantic Web Services
617
Ontologies for Machine Learning
637
Information Extraction
662
Experiences with Magpie Applications
687
OntologyBased Applications
710
Ontologies for Knowledge Management
713
Application of Ontologies in Bioinformatics
735
Semantic Portals for Cultural Heritage
757
OntologyBased Recommender Systems
779
Author Index
797
Subject Index
799
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About the author (2010)

Dominik Kuropka works as technical product manager of the planningIT product for alfabet meta-modelling AG. Before this, he was the leader of the Adaptive Services Grid project, which is part of the basis of this book. His fields of interest are enterprise architecture modeling, planning and management as well as workflow management, service-oriented architectures, information retrieval and reference modeling.

Peter TrAger works as adjunct lecturer and researcher at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. His research interests are middleware-based distributed systems and operating systems with a focus on Grid Computing and service-oriented environments. Peter works as co-chair in the Open Grid Forum standardization body and collaborates with different industry partners in the area of Web service standards and SOA runtime governance.

Steffen Staab leads the research group on Information Systems and Semantic Web (ISWeb) at the University of Koblenz-Landau and is a co-founder of ontoprise GmbH. His interests lie in researching core technology for ontologies and semantic web as well as in applied research for exploiting these technologies for knowledge management, multimedia and software technology.

Mathias Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at the Hasso Plattner Institute of IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam. His research interests include business process management, process choreographies, and service-oriented computing.