Evolva: A Comprehensive Approach to Ontology Evolution

  • Fouad Zablith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5554)


Ontology evolution is increasingly gaining momentum in the area of Semantic Web research. Current approaches target the evolution in terms of either content, or change management, without covering both aspects in the same framework. Moreover, they are slowed down as they heavily rely on user input. We tackle the aforementioned issues by proposing Evolva, a comprehensive ontology evolution framework, which handles a complete ontology evolution cycle, and makes use of background knowledge for decreasing user input.


Background Knowledge User Input Word Sense Disambiguation Relation Discovery Ontology Evolution 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fouad Zablith
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  1. 1.Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

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