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This OWL overview is based on the official OWL documentation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (McGuinness et al. 2004) and a guide to build OWL ontologies (Horridge et al. 2004). OWL is the most recently developed ontology language from the W3C. OWL is based on RDF (resource description framework), which is accepted as a formal language of meta-data(More)
Conceptual models are used to support understanding of and communication about application domains in information systems development. Such models are created using modeling grammars (usually employing graphic representation). To be effective, a grammar should support precise representation of domain concepts and their relationships. Ontology languages such(More)
The analysis and description of the application domain are important parts of the requirements engineering process. Domain descriptions are frequently represented as models in the de-facto standard unified modeling language (UML). Recent research has specified the semantics of various UML language elements for domain modeling, based on ontological(More)
Although the concept of role is considered an important modeling construct in information systems analysis and design, no generally accepted, clear, well-formalized interpretation and guidelines to model it are available. In this paper we use concepts from a philosophical ontology to guide us in interpreting the concept of role. Specifically we chose two(More)