Saartje Brockmans

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This paper introduces a visual, UML-based notation for OWL ontologies. We provide a standard MOF2 compliant metamodel which captures the language primitives offered by OWL DL. Similarly, we invent a UML profile, which allows to visually model OWL ontologies in a notation that is close to the UML notation. This allows to develop ontologies using UML tools.(More)
This paper presents a method for semantically aligning business processes. We provide a representation of Petri nets in the ontology language OWL, to semantically enrich the business process models. On top of this, we propose a technique for semantically aligning business processes to support (semi)automatic interconnectivity of business processes. This(More)
Business Webs apply the idea of value networks to the WWW. The underlying delivery platform is commonly referred to as the Internet of Services and will certainly have to deal with a great variety and amount of information about services along several service information dimensions. As soon as brokerage, discovery, or community feedback parts are(More)
This paper presents an approach for visually modeling OWL DL and OWL Full ontologies based on the well-established visual modeling language UML. We discuss a metamodel for OWL based on the Meta-Object Facility, an associated UML profile as visual syntax, and transformations between both. The work we present supports modeldriven development of OWL ontologies(More)
Recently, the advantages of metamodeling as a foundation for the graphical specification of ontologies have been recognized by the semantic web community. This has lead to a number of activities concerned with the development of graphical modeling approaches for the Web Ontology Language based on the Meta Object Facility (MOF) and the Unified Modeling(More)
Next generation semantic applications will be characterized by a large number of networked ontologies; as a consequence the complexity of semantic applications increases. In this paper we present a metamodel and a UML syntax for the specification of networked ontologies. For the specification of the metamodel, we follow the metamodeling approach of Model(More)