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Ontologies: principles, methods and applications
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This paper outlines a methodology for developing and evaluating ontologies, first discussing informal techniques, concerning such issues as scoping, handling ambiguity, reaching agreement and producing definitions, and considers, a more formal approach. Expand
Towards a Methodology for Building Ontologies
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Some requirements for a comprehensive methodology for building on tologies are outlined and some important work that has been done in the area which could contribute to this goal are reviewed. Expand
The Enterprise Ontology
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The Enterprise Ontology was developed within the Enterprise Project, a collaborative effort to provide a framework for enterprise modelling, and was built to serve as a basis for this framework which includes methods and a computer tool set for enterprise modeling. Expand
Building Ontologies: Towards a Unified Methodology
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This paper identifies dimensions for characterising ontologies, and examines two such methods and gives a framework for comparing and unifying them, emphasising that di erent approaches are required forrence circumstances, and gives some guidelines for when to use which techniques. Expand
Ontologies and semantics for seamless connectivity
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It is argued that ontologies in particular and semantics-based technologies in general will play a key role in achieving seamless connectivity. Expand
A Framework for Understanding and Classifying Ontology Applications
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This paper identifies three main categories of ontology applications: 1) neutral authoring, 2) common access to information, and 3) indexing for search and identifies specific ontology application scenarios. Expand
Ontology reuse and application
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An investigation into the reuse and application of an existing ontology for the purpose of specifying and formally developing software for aircraft design finds that knowledge reuse was cost-effective and it would have taken significantly longer to design the knowledge content of this ontology from scratch in the authors' application. Expand
Ontology-Driven Information Systems: Past, Present and Future
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This work traces the roots of ontology-drive information systems (ODIS) back to early work in artificial intelligence and software engineering, and examines two critical ideas in software engineering: raising the level of abstraction, and the use of formal methods. Expand
Where Are the Semantics in the Semantic Web?
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It is explained that shopping agents work in the complete absence of any explicit account of the semantics of web content because the meaning of the web content that the agents are expected to encounter can be determined by the human programmers who hardwire it into the web application software. Expand
A Semantic Infosphere
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A prototype implementation of a semantic filtering capability added to an existing XML-based publish and subscribe infrastructure is described and the suitability of a DL language and reasoner in general is critically analyzed. Expand
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