Probabilistic Ontology Definition Meta-Model

Extension of OWL2 Meta-Model for Defining Probabilistic Ontologies
  • Hlel EmnaEmail author
  • Jamoussi Salma
  • Turki Mohamed
  • Ben Hamadou Abdelmajid
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 56)


In this article, we have proposed an extension of OWL2 meta-model for representing the fundamental elements of probabilistic ontologies (POs). This meta-model, called Probabilistic Ontology Definition Meta-model (PODM), provides support for defining probabilistic ontologies. In addition, we have enriched PODM (by using Object Constraint Language) with a list of constraints specifying invariants that have to be fulfilled by all models that instantiate this meta-model. These constraints allow eliminating ambiguities and inconsistencies that exist in this model.


Probabilistic ontology Meta-model Probabilistic components 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hlel Emna
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jamoussi Salma
    • 1
  • Turki Mohamed
    • 1
  • Ben Hamadou Abdelmajid
    • 1
  1. 1.Miracl LaboratoryTechnology Center of SfaxSakiet Ezzit, SfaxTunisia

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