Integrated Metamodeling and Diagnosis in OWL 2

  • Birte Glimm
  • Sebastian Rudolph
  • Johanna Völker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6496)


Ontological metamodeling has a variety of applications yet only very restricted forms are supported by OWL 2 directly. We propose a novel encoding scheme enabling class-based metamodeling inside the domain ontology with full reasoning support through standard OWL 2 reasoning systems. We demonstrate the usefulness of our method by applying it to the OntoClean methodology. En passant, we address performance problems arising from the inconsistency diagnosis strategy originally proposed for OntoClean by introducing an alternative technique where sources of conflicts are indicated by means of marker predicates.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Birte Glimm
    • 1
  • Sebastian Rudolph
    • 2
  • Johanna Völker
    • 3
  1. 1.Computation LaboratoryOxford UniversityUK
  2. 2.Institute AIFBKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
  3. 3.KR & KM Research GroupUniversity of MannheimGermany

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