A Semantic Web Approach to the M3 Model
In the constantly expanding Semantic Web, the domain of describing offers and concepts related to them plays an important role. The use of ontologies provides a means for automated processing of knowledge, which is expressed in a standardized representation language. We argue that the M3 model can be represented in OWL, a standard ontology language. We show the benefits of such a representation. Several ontologies are shown, which can complement the descriptions made in M3 . We propose a translation of the M3 model and the M3-XML data format into an OWL-based ontology.We also show exemplary reasoning tasks, which could be accomplished with standard description logic reasoners. Some problems with using ontologies for expressing offers are also described.
KeywordsDescription Logic Ontology Language Business Entity Property Chain Service Ontology
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