An Adjustable Transformation from OWL to Ecore

  • Tirdad Rahmani
  • Daniel Oberle
  • Marco Dahms
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6395)


Although there are sufficient similarities between the W3C Web Ontology Language OWL and the software modeling language Ecore, little research has been conducted into approaches which allow software engineers to incorporate existingWeb ontologies into their familiar Ecore-based software engineering environments. This is becoming important since the number of significant Web ontologies is growing and software engineers are increasingly challenged to build software relying on such ontologies. Therefore, we propose an automatic transformation between OWL and Ecore, that is adjustable between the two extremes of a result which is simple to understand, or a result, which preserves as much as possible of the source ontology. The transformation is realized as an Eclipse plug-in and, thus, integrates seamlessly with a software developer’s familiar environment.


Object Property Modeling Primitive Source Ontology Property Hierarchy Datatype Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tirdad Rahmani
    • 1
  • Daniel Oberle
    • 1
  • Marco Dahms
    • 1
  1. 1.SAP Research, CEC KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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