ONTO-EVOAL an Ontology Evolution Approach Guided by Pattern Modeling and Quality Evaluation

  • Rim Djedidi
  • Marie-Aude Aufaure
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5956)


In this paper, we present a generic ontology evolution approach guided by a pattern-oriented process and a quality evaluation activity. Pattern modeling aims to drive and control change application while maintaining consistency of the evolved ontology. Evaluation activity –supported by an ontology quality model– is used to guide inconsistency resolution by assessing the impact of resolution alternatives –proposed by the evolution process- on ontology quality and selecting the resolution that preserves the quality of the evolved ontology.


Ontology Evolution Pattern Modeling and Application Inconsistency Analysis and Resolution Ontology Quality Evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rim Djedidi
    • 1
  • Marie-Aude Aufaure
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentSupélec Campus de Gif, Plateau du MoulonGif sur Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.MAS LaboratorySAP Business Object Chair –Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des VignesChâtenay-Malabry CedexFrance

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