Ontology Versioning and Change Detection on the Web
- Michel KleinAffiliated withVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- , Dieter FenselAffiliated withVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- , Atanas KiryakovAffiliated withOntoText Lab. Sirma AI Ltd.
- , Damyan OgnyanovAffiliated withOntoText Lab. Sirma AI Ltd.
To effectively use ontologies on the Web, it is essential that changes in ontologies are managed well. This paper analyzes the topic of ontology versioning in the context of the Web by looking at the characteristics of the version relation between ontologies and at the identification of online ontologies. Then, it describes the design of a web-based system that helps users to manage changes in ontologies. The system helps to keep different versions of web-based ontologies interoperable, by maintaining not only the transformations between ontologies, but also the conceptual relation between concepts in different versions. The system allows ontology engineers to compare versions of ontology and to specify these conceptual relations. For the visualization of differences, it uses an adaptable rule-based mechanism that finds and classifies changes in RDF-based ontologies.
- Ontology Versioning and Change Detection on the Web
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- Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: Ontologies and the Semantic Web
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- 13th International Conference, EKAW 2002 Sigüenza, Spain, October 1–4, 2002 Proceedings
- pp 197-212
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- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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- 1. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
- 2. Intelligent Software Components, S.A. (iSOCO)
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- 5. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081, HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 6. OntoText Lab. Sirma AI Ltd., 38A Hristo Botev blvd., Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
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