Engineering Knowledge in the Age of the Semantic Web

14th International Conference, EKAW 2004, Whittlebury Hall, UK, October 5-8, 2004. Proceedings

  • Enrico Motta
  • Nigel R Shadbolt
  • Arthur Stutt
  • Nick Gibbins
Conference proceedings EKAW 2004

DOI: 10.1007/b101291

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3257)

Table of contents (51 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Ontologies: Mappings and Translation

  3. Ontologies: Problems and Applications

    1. On the Foundations of UML as an Ontology Representation Language
      Giancarlo Guizzardi, Gerd Wagner, Heinrich Herre
      Pages 47-62
    2. OWL Pizzas: Practical Experience of Teaching OWL-DL: Common Errors & Common Patterns
      Alan Rector, Nick Drummond, Matthew Horridge, Jeremy Rogers, Holger Knublauch, Robert Stevens et al.
      Pages 63-81
    3. Using a Novel ORM-Based Ontology Modelling Method to Build an Experimental Innovation Router
      Peter Spyns, Sven Van Acker, Marleen Wynants, Mustafa Jarrar, Andriy Lisovoy
      Pages 82-98
    4. Ontology-Based Functional-Knowledge Modeling Methodology and Its Deployment
      Yoshinobu Kitamura, Riichiro Mizoguchi
      Pages 99-115
  4. Ontologies: Trust and E-learning

  5. Ontology Maintenance

    1. Enhancing Ontological Knowledge Through Ontology Population and Enrichment
      Alexandros G. Valarakos, Georgios Paliouras, Vangelis Karkaletsis, George Vouros
      Pages 144-156
    2. Refactoring Methods for Knowledge Bases
      Joachim Baumeister, Frank Puppe, Dietmar Seipel
      Pages 157-171
  6. Applications to Medicine

    1. Managing Patient Record Instances Using DL-Enabled Formal Concept Analysis
      Bo Hu, Srinandan Dasmahapatra, David Dupplaw, Paul Lewis, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 172-186
    2. Medical Ontology and Virtual Staff for a Health Network
      Rose Dieng-Kuntz, David Minier, Frédéric Corby, Marek Ruzicka, Olivier Corby, Laurent Alamarguy et al.
      Pages 187-202
  7. Portals

    1. A Semantic Portal for the International Affairs Sector
      J. Contreras, V. R Benjamins, M Blázquez, S Losada, R Salla, J Sevilla et al.
      Pages 203-215
    2. OntoWeaver-S: Supporting the Design of Knowledge Portals
      Yuangui Lei, Enrico Motta, John Domingue
      Pages 216-230
  8. Knowledge Acquisition

    1. Graph-Based Acquisition of Expressive Knowledge
      Vinay Chaudhri, Kenneth Murray, John Pacheco, Peter Clark, Bruce Porter, Pat Hayes
      Pages 231-247
    2. Parallel Knowledge Base Development by Subject Matter Experts
      Gheorghe Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, Dorin Marcu, Bogdan Stanescu, Cristina Boicu, Marcel Barbulescu
      Pages 265-279
    3. Designing a Procedure for the Acquisition of Probability Constraints for Bayesian Networks
      Eveline M. Helsper, Linda C. van der Gaag, Floris Groenendaal
      Pages 280-292

About these proceedings


The central themes of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2004) were ontological engineering and the Semantic Web. These provide the key foundational and delivery mechanisms for building open, Web-based knowledge services. However, consistent with the tradition of EKAW conferences, EKAW 2004 was concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems. Indeed a key aspect of the Knowledge Acquisition Workshops (KAWs) held in the US, Europe and Asia over the past 20 years has been the emphasis on ‘holistic’ knowledge engineering, addressing problem solving, usability, socio-technological factors and knowledge modelling, rather than simply analyzing and designing symbol-level inferential mechanisms. The papers included in this volume are thus drawn from a variety of research areas both at the cutting edge of research in ontologies and the Semantic Web and in the more traditionally grounded areas of knowledge engineering. A Semantic Web service can be seen as the addition of semantic technologies to Web services to produce Web-accessible services that can be described using appropriate ontologies, reasoned about and combined automatically. Since Web services can be seen as Web-accessible computational objects, much of the work in this area is also concerned with problem-solving methods (PSMs).


OWL UML data semantics knowledge acquisition knowledge engineering knowledge management knowledge processing knowledge representation ontological engineering ontologies ontology semantic web semantic web services web services

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Motta
    • 1
  • Nigel R Shadbolt
    • 2
  • Arthur Stutt
    • 3
  • Nick Gibbins
    • 4
  1. 1.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Knowledge Media InstituteOpen UniversityUK
  4. 4.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23340-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30202-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349