Conceptual Modeling - ER 2008

Volume 5231 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 128-141

Content Ontology Design Patterns as Practical Building Blocks for Web Ontologies

  • Valentina PresuttiAffiliated withISTC-CNR, Semantic Technology Lab
  • , Aldo GangemiAffiliated withISTC-CNR, Semantic Technology Lab

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In this paper we present how to extract and describe emerging content ontology design patterns, and how to compose, specialize and expand them for ontology design, with particular focus on Semantic Web technologies. We exemplify the described techniques with respect to the extraction of two content ontology design patterns from the DOLCE+DnS Ultra Lite ontology, and by showing the design of a simplified ontology for the music industry domain.