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Sweetening Ontologies with DOLCE
In this paper we introduce the DOLCE upper level ontology, the first module of a Foundational Ontologies Library being developed within the WonderWeb project. DOLCE is presented here in an intuitiveExpand
Ontology Design Patterns
In this chapter, components called Ontology Design Patterns (OP) are described, and methods that support pattern-based ontology design are described that support explicit documentation of design rationales. Expand
Ontology Design Patterns for Semantic Web Content
The proposed framework and the initial set of patterns are designed in order to function as a pipeline connecting domain modelling, user requirements, and ontology-driven tasks/queries to be executed. Expand
Social Roles and their Descriptions
This paper establishes a general formal framework for developing a foundational ontology of socially constructed entities, in the broadest sense of this notion, and further contributes to understanding the ontological nature of roles. Expand
Sweetening WORDNET with DOLCE
The DOLCE upper-level ontology is introduced, which is inspired by such principles but with a clear orientation toward language and cognition, meant to be conceptually more rigorous, cognitively transparent, and efficiently exploitable in several applications. Expand
WonderWeb Deliverable D17. The WonderWeb Library of Foundational Ontologies and the DOLCE ontology
The endurants/perdurants distinction introduced in the previous section provides evidence for the general necessity of having two kinds of parthood, and a basic primitive relation is an immediate relation that spans multiple application domains. Expand
Ontology Learning and Its Application to Automated Terminology Translation
The OntoLearn system is an infrastructure for automated ontology learning from domain text that uses natural language processing and machine learning techniques, and is part of a more general ontology engineering architecture. Expand
The OntoWordNet Project: Extension and Axiomatization of Conceptual Relations in WordNet
Preliminary results provide the conviction that a research program aiming to obtain a consistent, modularized, and axiomatized ontology from WordNet can be completed in acceptable time with the support of semi-automatic techniques. Expand
Modelling Ontology Evaluation and Validation
A comprehensive approach to ontology evaluation and validation, which have become a crucial problem for the development of semantic technologies, is presented and three main types of measures for evaluation are identified. Expand