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Reuse in Semantic Applications

  • Uwe Aßmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3564)


Applications using semantic technology are not fundamentally different from other software products. As standard applications, they need a well-defined development process, an appropriate modelling technology, and, to decrease construction cost, a good reuse technology for models and components. This paper shows that employing ontologies can help to enlarge the reuse factor. Ontologies improve the refinement process in object-oriented software development, simplify design of product lines, improve interoperability in component-based systems, and help in service-based applications, such as web services. Hence, ontologies will play an important role in the future engineering of software products.


Product Line Teacher Student Product Family Domain Ontology Architectural Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Aßmann
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  1. 1.Institut für Software- und Multimediatechnik (SMT)Technische Universität Dresden 

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