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The NeOn Methodology for Ontology Engineering

  • Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
  • Mariano Fernández-López
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Abstract

In contrast to other approaches that provide methodological guidance for ontology engineering, the NeOn Methodology does not prescribe a rigid workflow, but instead it suggests a variety of pathways for developing ontologies. The nine scenarios proposed in the methodology cover commonly occurring situations, for example, when available ontologies need to be re-engineered, aligned, modularized, localized to support different languages and cultures, and integrated with ontology design patterns and non-ontological resources, such as folksonomies or thesauri. In addition, the NeOn Methodology framework provides (a) a glossary of processes and activities involved in the development of ontologies, (b) two ontology life cycle models, and (c) a set of methodological guidelines for different processes and activities, which are described (a) functionally, in terms of goals, inputs, outputs, and relevant constraints; (b) procedurally, by means of workflow specifications; and (c) empirically, through a set of illustrative examples.

Keywords

Ontology Language Life Cycle Model Ontology Module Building Ontology Ontology Developer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
    • 1
  • Asunción Gómez-Pérez
    • 1
  • Mariano Fernández-López
    • 2
  1. 1.Ontology Engineering Group, Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad San Pablo CEUMadridSpain

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