Handbook on Ontologies

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Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 19, 2003 - Computers - 660 pages
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An ontology is a description (like a formal specification of a program) of concepts and relationships that can exist for an agent or a community of agents. The concept is important 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. The handbook demonstrates standards that have been created recently, it surveys methods that have been developed and it shows how to bring both into practice of ontology infrastructures and applications that are the best of their kind.

 

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Contents

Description Logics
3
Ontologies in Flogic
29
The Resource Description Framework RDF and its Vocabulary Description Language RDFS
51
Web Ontology Language OWL
67
An OntologyComposition Algebra
93
Ontology Engineering
115
OnToKnowledge Methodology OTKM
117
Building a Very Large Ontology from Medical Thesauri
133
Tools for Mapping and Merging Ontologies
365
Ontology Matching A Machine Learning Approach
385
Retrieving and Exploring Ontologybased Information
405
Supporting User Tasks through Visualisation of Lightweight Ontologies
415
Ontology Applications
433
Ontologies for Knowledge Management
435
Ontologybased Content Management in a Virtual Organization
455
Ontologybased Recommender Systems
477

An Overview of OntoClean
151
Ontology Learning
173
Knowledge Patterns
191
Ontology and the Lexicon
209
Ontology Reconciliation
231
Ontology Evaluation
251
Ontology Engineering Environments
275
Ontology Infrastructure
297
An Extensible Ontology Software Environment
299
Ontologies in Support of Problem Solving
321
Ontologies in Agent Architectures
343
The Knowledge Portal OntoWeb
499
Ontologies and Hypertext
517
Semantic Layering with Magpie
533
Ontologies and Metadata for eLearning
555
Ontology of the Process Specification Language
575
The Role of Ontologies in eCommerce
593
An Ontologybased Platform for Semantic Interoperability
617
Ontologies in Bioinformatics
635
Author Index
659
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About the author (2003)

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.

Dr John Davies leads the Next Generation Web research group at BT. Current interests focus on the application of semantic web technology to knowledge management and semantic web services. John is industrial chair of the Semantic Web Services Initiative, co-organiser of the European Semantic Web Conference series and Project Director of the SEKT EU integrated project (Semantically-Enabled Knowledge Technologies). He has written and edited many papers and books in related areas.

Rudi Studer is Professor at Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, University of Karlsruhe. His research spans the fields of business intelligence, e-learning, knowledge discovery and management, ontology-based knowledge management systems and the semantic web. He has authored numerous journal and conference papers on these topics.

Paul Warren works in BT's Next Generation Web research group, where he is SEKT project manager and also responsible for the project's exploitation strategy. Paul has published widely on technology management, technology foresight, and recently the application of the Semantic Web.