Development of Imaginary Beings Ontology

  • Wirapong Chansanam
  • Kulthida Tuamsuk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10075)


A knowledge organization system is the key element of knowledge engineering. Ontology provides a fundamental framework for the development of the Semantic Web. This paper presents a building method for an imaginary beings’ knowledge base. According to the approach, we established an ontological structure including primitive and contemporary imaginary beings’ information. Combining the existent creature knowledge, we have applied the idealized cognitive models: ICM to build the knowledge system. Based on the introduction of ontology theory, we use Hozo of the Osaka University, for the construction, editor, and maintenance tool of ontology, to design and complete the imaginary beings’ knowledge, based on ontology. The resulting ontology, Imaginary Beings Ontology (IBO), covers concepts derived from old as well as contemporary information. The system is applied to semantic web technology. The validity of IBO was evaluated by eight professional experts—three ontology engineers and five comics experts; this system makes significant improvements in the key techniques including the scope determination, classes definition, properties definition, instance definition, and future development and application. Finally, we describe our results that the system could resolve many problems in the field of imaginary beings’ knowledge engineering.


Imaginary beings Ontology development Semantic web Knowledge-based systems 



This research is funded by the Digital Humanities Research Group of Khon Kaen University, Thailand.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chaiyaphum Rajabhat UniversityChaiyaphumThailand
  2. 2.Information and Communication DepartmentKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand

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