An Ontology of User Interfaces and Interactions

  • Heiko PaulheimEmail author


This chapter describes the development of a ontology of the user interfaces and interactions domain used for UI integration. As foreseen by most ontology engineering approaches (e.g., Uschold and Grüninger 1996, p. 15, and Fernández, Gómez-Pérez, and Juristo 1997, p. 37), building the ontology was started by collecting the relevant concepts from the domain. To this end, various UI description languages (UIDLs) have been analyzed. Section 6.1 shows a survey of the languages inspected. Based on the concepts identified in this survey, the domain ontology has been built. Section 6.2 describes this ontology with its basic concepts and design patterns.


User Interface User Activity Integration Rule User Task Computational Activity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Knowledge Engineering GroupTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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