Handbook on Ontologies

  • Steffen Staab
  • Rudi Studer

Part of the International Handbooks on Information Systems book series (INFOSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Ontology Representation and Reasoning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Franz Baader, Ian Horrocks, Ulrike Sattler
      Pages 3-28
    3. Jürgen Angele, Georg Lausen
      Pages 29-50
    4. Grigoris Antoniou, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 67-92
    5. Prasenjit Mitra, Gio Wiederhold
      Pages 93-113
  3. Ontology Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. York Sure, Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer
      Pages 117-132
    3. Udo Hahn, Stefan Schulz
      Pages 133-150
    4. Nicola Guarino, Christopher A. Welty
      Pages 151-171
    5. Alexander Maedche, Steffen Staab
      Pages 173-190
    6. Peter Clark, John Thompson, Bruce Porter
      Pages 191-207
    7. Graeme Hirst
      Pages 209-229
    8. Adil Hameed, Alun Preece, Derek Sleeman
      Pages 231-250
    9. Asunción Gómez-Pérez
      Pages 251-273
    10. Riichiro Mizoguchi
      Pages 275-295
  4. Ontology Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Daniel Oberle, Raphael Volz, Steffen Staab, Boris Motik
      Pages 299-319
    3. Monica Crubézy, Mark A. Musen
      Pages 321-341
    4. Katia Sycara, Massimo Paolucci
      Pages 343-363
    5. Natalya F. Noy
      Pages 365-384
    6. AnHai Doan, Jayant Madhavan, Pedro Domingos, Alon Halevy
      Pages 385-403
    7. Peter Eklund, Richard Cole, Nataliya Roberts
      Pages 405-414
    8. Christiaan Fluit, Marta Sabou, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 415-432
  5. Ontology Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Andreas Abecker, Ludger van Elst
      Pages 435-454
    3. Peter Mika, Victor Iosif, York Sure, Hans Akkermans
      Pages 455-475
    4. Stuart E. Middleton, David De Roure, Nigel R. Shadbolt
      Pages 477-498
    5. Daniel Oberle, Peter Spyns
      Pages 499-516
    6. Leslie Carr, Simon Kampa, Wendy Hall, Sean Bechhofer, Carole Goble
      Pages 517-531
    7. John Domingue, Martin Dzbor, Enrico Motta
      Pages 533-553
    8. Jan Brase, Wolfgang Nejdl
      Pages 555-573
    9. Michael Grüninger
      Pages 575-592
    10. Y. Ding, D. Fensel, M. Klein, B. Omelayenko, E. Schulten
      Pages 593-615
    11. Michele Missikoff, Francesco Taglino
      Pages 617-633
    12. Robert Stevens, Chris Wroe, Phillip Lord, Carole Goble
      Pages 635-657
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 659-660

About this book


An ontology is a description (like a formal specification of a program) of concepts and relationships that can exist for an agent or a community of agents. The concept is important for the purpose of enabling knowledge sharing and reuse. The Handbook on Ontologies provides a comprehensive overview of the current status and future prospectives of the field of ontologies. The handbook demonstrates standards that have been created recently, it surveys methods that have been developed and it shows how to bring both into practice of ontology infrastructures and applications that are the best of their kind.


Conceptual Modeling Information System Intelligent System Ontology Semantic Web architectures bioinformatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  • Rudi Studer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute AIFBUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-11957-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24750-0
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