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-xix
  2. Ontology Representation Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 20-20
    2. Nicola Guarino, Daniel Oberle, Steffen Staab
      Pages 1-17
    3. Franz Baader, Ian Horrocks, Ulrike Sattler
      Pages 21-43
    4. Jürgen Angele, Michael Kifer, Georg Lausen
      Pages 45-70
    5. Jeff Z. Pan
      Pages 71-90
    6. Grigoris Antoniou, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 91-110
    7. Pascal Hitzler, Bijan Parsia
      Pages 111-132
  3. Ontology Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 134-134
    2. York Sure, Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer
      Pages 135-152
    3. H. Sofia Pinto, C. Tempich, Steffen Staab
      Pages 153-176
    4. Gerd Stumme
      Pages 177-199
    5. Nicola Guarino, Christopher A. Welty
      Pages 201-220
    6. Aldo Gangemi, Valentina Presutti
      Pages 221-243
    7. Philipp Cimiano, Alexander Mädche, Steffen Staab, Johanna Völker
      Pages 245-267
    8. Graeme Hirst
      Pages 269-292
    9. Denny Vrandečić
      Pages 293-313
    10. Riichiro Mizoguchi, Kouji Kozaki
      Pages 315-336
    11. Elena Simperl, Christoph Tempich
      Pages 337-358
  4. Ontologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 360-360

About this book


An ontology is a formal description of concepts and relationships that can exist for a community of human and/or machine agents. The notion of ontologies is crucial 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 considering ontology languages, ontology engineering methods, example ontologies, infrastructures and technologies for ontologies, and how to bring this all into ontology-based infrastructures and applications that are among the best of their kind. The field of ontologies has tremendously developed and grown in the five years since the first edition of the Handbook on Ontologies. Therefore, its revision includes 21 completely new chapters as well as a major re-working of 15 chapters transferred to this second edition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  • Rudi Studer
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. InformatikUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Angewandte Informatik undUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-92673-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70999-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92673-3
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