Ontology Requirements Specification

  • Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
Chapter

Abstract

The goal of the ontology requirements specification activity is to state why the ontology is being built, what its intended uses are, who the end users are, and which requirements the ontology should fulfill. This chapter presents detailed methodological guidelines for specifying ontology requirements efficiently. These guidelines will help ontology engineers to capture ontology requirements and produce the ontology requirements specification document (ORSD). The ORSD will play a key role during the ontology development process because it facilitates, among other activities, (1) the search and reuse of existing knowledge resources with the aim of reengineering them into ontologies, (2) the search and reuse of ontological resources (ontologies, ontology modules, ontology statements as well as ontology design patterns), and (3) the verification of the ontology along the ontology development.

Keywords

Domain Expert Functional Requirement Ontology Development Pharmaceutical Sector Methodological Guideline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
    • 1
  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontology Engineering Group, Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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