Data Modelling versus Ontology Engineering

  title={Data Modelling versus Ontology Engineering},
  author={Peter Spyns and Robert Meersman and Mustafa Jarrar},
  journal={SIGMOD Record},
Ontologies in current computer science parlance are computer based resources that represent agreed domain semantics. Unlike data models, the fundamental asset of ontologies is their relative independence of particular applications, i.e. an ontology consists of relatively generic knowledge that can be reused by different kinds of applications/tasks. The first part of this paper concerns some aspects that help to understand the differences and similarities between ontologies and data models. In… CONTINUE READING

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