Ontology Design Pattern Property Specialisation Strategies

  • Karl Hammar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8876)


Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) show potential in enabling simpler, faster, and more correct Ontology Engineering by laymen and experts. For ODP adoption to take off, improved tool support for ODP use in Ontology Engineering is required. This paper studies and evaluates the effects of strategies for object property specialisation in ODPs, and suggests tool improvements based on those strategies. Results indicate the existence of three previously unstudied strategies for ODP specialisation, the uses of which affect reasoning performance and integration complexity of resulting ontologies.


Specialisation Strategy Hybrid Strategy Reasoning Performance Reasoning Task Ontology Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Hammar
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  1. 1.Information Engineering GroupJönköping UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceLinköping UniversitySweden

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