Engineering ontologies using semantic patterns
Herausgeber: A. Preece & D. O'Leary
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the IJCAI-01 Workshop on E-Business & the Intelligent Web, Seattle, WA, USA, August 5, 2001
Interoperability is one of the major design objectives when building applications for B2B and Semantic Web applications. In this paper, we present a methodology for engineering semantic knowledge such that these semantic structures are easier reusable when switching between several representa-tion languages. For this purpose, we re-consider the commonalities of representation languages and their usage in actual applica-tions. Out of this consideration we derive se-mantic patterns as a means to communicate knowledge at an epistemological level of rep-resentation and as a means for (partial) exe-cution by any particular implementation of any representation language. The underlying method we propose combines the advantages of formal specification methods (where fea-sible) with informal, natural language expla-nations such as used in software engineering for design patterns.