Metadata and Semantic Research

Volume 240 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 56-67

Metadata for Web Ontologies and Rules: Current Practices and Perspectives

  • Carlos Tejo-AlonsoAffiliated withFundación CTIC Gijón
  • , Diego BerruetaAffiliated withFundación CTIC Gijón
  • , Luis PoloAffiliated withFundación CTIC Gijón
  • , Sergio FernándezAffiliated withFundación CTIC Gijón

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The Semantic Web contains a number of different knowledge artifacts, including OWL ontologies, RIF rule sets and RDF datasets. Effective exchange and management of these artifacts demand the use of metadata and prompt availability of accurate reference documentation. In this paper, we analyze the current practices in metadata usage for OWL ontologies, and we propose a vocabulary for annotating RIF rules. We also introduce a software tool –Parrot– that exploits these annotations and produces reference documentation for combinations of ontologies and rules.