Beyond the Ontology Definition Metamodel: Applications


The previous chapters provided a detailed overview of the elements defined in the ODM specification, along with possible tool support and examples of the developed ontologies. In this chapter, we analyze the research results that go beyond the ODM specification and focus on several different applications of the ODM. We start with a description of the first implementation of ODM. Next, we analyze how the ODM-based metamodels can be used for model driven engineering of ontology reasoners. Finally, we show how the ODM is applied in collaboration with many other different languages. This includes UML, programming languages, Semantic Web ontology, and rule languages.


Description Logic Concrete Syntax Rule Language Ontology Reasoner Reasoning Service 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dragan Gaševic
    • 1
  • Dragan Djuric
    • 2
  • Vladan Devedžic
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Interactive Arts and TechnologySimon Fraser University SurreySurreyCanada
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Belgrade FON - School of Business AdministrationBelgrade
  3. 3.Dept. Information Systems & TechnologiesUniversity of Belgrade School of Business AdministrationBelgradeSerbia

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