Building Ontologies for Agent-Based Simulation
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Using ontologies for simulation models construction has some advantages that cannot be underestimated. Building the ontology, a modeler has to choose conceptualization method, which significantly affects the structure and usability of resulting models. A tendency of using standard ontologies without critically estimating their applicability for particular tasks may even lead to the loss of the model’s efficiency and reliability. In this work, we are considering a simple criterion which may be used to pragmatically assess applicability of particular modeling techniques for building ontologies for simulation models. We will specially focus on the temporal aspect, states and events representation methods in the model. A fragment of ontology for the city social infrastructure optimization modeling will be considered.
KeywordsOntologies modeling Ontology assessment Collaborative modeling
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