A Framework for End-to-End Ontology Management System

  • Anusha Indika WalisadeeraEmail author
  • Athula Ginige
  • Gihan Nilendra Wikramanayake
  • A. L. Pamuditha Madushanka
  • A. A. Shanika Udeshini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9155)


An Ontology once developed needs to be kept up-to-date preferably as a collaborative process which will require web based tools. We have developed a large user centered ontology for Sri Lankan agriculture domain to represent agricultural information and relevant knowledge that can be queried in user context. We have generalized our design approach. In doing so we have identified various processes that are required to manage an ontology as a collaborative process. Based on these processes we developed an ontology management system to manage the ontology life cycle. The main processes such as modify, extend and prune the ontology components as required are included. It also has facilities to capture users’ information needs in context for modifications, search domain information, reuse and share the ontological knowledge. This is a semi-automatic ontology management system that helps to develop and manage complex real-world applications based ontologies collaboratively.


Ontology Ontology development Ontology management systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anusha Indika Walisadeera
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Athula Ginige
    • 2
  • Gihan Nilendra Wikramanayake
    • 3
  • A. L. Pamuditha Madushanka
    • 3
  • A. A. Shanika Udeshini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of RuhunaMataraSri Lanka
  2. 2.School of Computing, Engineering and MathematicsUniversity of Western SydneyPenrithAustralia
  3. 3.University of Colombo School of ComputingColombo 07Sri Lanka

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