Semantic Recognition of Ontology Refactoring

  • Gerd Gröner
  • Fernando Silva Parreiras
  • Steffen Staab
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17746-0_18

Volume 6496 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Gröner G., Silva Parreiras F., Staab S. (2010) Semantic Recognition of Ontology Refactoring. In: Patel-Schneider P.F. et al. (eds) The Semantic Web – ISWC 2010. ISWC 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6496. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Ontologies are used for sharing information and are often collaboratively developed. They are adapted for different applications and domains resulting in multiple versions of an ontology that are caused by changes and refactorings. Quite often, ontology versions (or parts of them) are syntactical very different but semantically equivalent. While there is existing work on detecting syntactical and structural changes in ontologies, there is still a need in analyzing and recognizing ontology changes and refactorings by a semantically comparison of ontology versions. In our approach, we start with a classification of model refactorings found in software engineering for identifying such refactorings in OWL ontologies using DL reasoning to recognize these refactorings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Gröner
    • 1
  • Fernando Silva Parreiras
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  1. 1.WeST — Institute for Web Science and TechnologiesUniversity of Koblenz-LandauGermany