Hozo: An Environment for Building/Using Ontologies Based on a Fundamental Consideration of “Role” and “Relationship”

  • Kouji Kozaki
  • Yoshinobu Kitamura
  • Mitsuru Ikeda
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2473)


We have developed an environment for building/using ontologies, named Hozo, based on both of a fundamental consideration of an ontological theory and a methodology of building an ontology. Since Hozo is based on an ontological theory of a role-concept, it can distinguish concepts dependent on particular contexts from so-called basic concepts and contribute to building reusable ontologies.


Control Valve Front Wheel Domain Concept Wholeness Concept Role Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kouji Kozaki
    • 1
  • Yoshinobu Kitamura
    • 1
  • Mitsuru Ikeda
    • 1
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Scientific and Industrial ResearchOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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