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How to Reuse a Faceted Classification and Put It on the Semantic Web

  • Bene Rodriguez-Castro
  • Hugh Glaser
  • Leslie Carr
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6496)

Abstract

There are ontology domain concepts that can be represented according to multiple alternative classification criteria. Current ontology modeling guidelines do not explicitly consider this aspect in the representation of such concepts. To assist with this issue, we examined a domain-specific simplified model for facet analysis used in Library Science. This model produces a Faceted Classification Scheme (FCS) which accounts for the multiple alternative classification criteria of the domain concept under scrutiny. A comparative analysis between a FCS and the Normalisation Ontology Design Pattern (ODP) indicates the existence of key similarities between the elements in the generic structure of both knowledge representation models. As a result, a mapping is identified that allows to transform a FCS into an OWL DL ontology applying the Normalisation ODP. Our contribution is illustrated with an existing FCS example in the domain of “Dishwashing Detergent” that benefits from the outcome of this study.

Keywords

facet analysis faceted classification normalisation ontology design pattern ontology modeling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bene Rodriguez-Castro
    • 1
  • Hugh Glaser
    • 1
  • Leslie Carr
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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