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

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

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24750-0
  • 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
  • Buy this book on publisher's site