Ontology Development by Reuse



This chapter presents methodological guidelines that allow engineers to reuse generic ontologies. This kind of ontologies represents notions generic across many fields, (is part of, temporal interval, etc.). The guidelines helps the developer (a) to identify the type of generic ontology to be reused, (b) to find out the axioms and definitions that should be reused and (c) to adapt and integrate the generic ontology selected in the domain ontology to be developed. For each task of the methodology, a set of heuristics with examples are presented. We hope that after reading this chapter, you would have acquired some basic ideas on how to take advantage of the great deal of well-founded explicit knowledge that formalizes generic notions such as time concepts and the part of relation.


Generic Ontology Development Team Domain Ontology Ontology Development Implementation Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad San Pablo CEUMadridSpain
  2. 2.Ontology Engineering Group, Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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