Contextualizing ontologies

  title={Contextualizing ontologies},
  author={Paolo Bouquet and Fausto Giunchiglia and Frank van Harmelen and Luciano Serafini and Heiner Stuckenschmidt},
  journal={J. Web Sem.},
Ontologies are shared models of a domain that encode a view which is common to a set of different parties. Contexts are local models that encode a party’s subjective view of a domain. In this paper we show how ontologies can be contextualized, thus acquiring certain useful properties that a pure shared approach cannot provide. We say that an ontology is contextualized or, also, that it is a contextual ontology, when its contents are kept local, and therefore not shared with other ontologies… CONTINUE READING
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