Efficient Management of Very Large Ontologies

  title={Efficient Management of Very Large Ontologies},
  author={Kilian Stoffel and Merwyn G. Taylor and James A. Hendler},
This paper describes an environment for supporting very large ontologies. The system can be used on single PCs, workstations, a cluster of workstations, and high-end parallel supercomputers. The architecture of the system uses the secondary storage of a relational data base system, efficient memory management, and (optionally) parallelism. This allows us to answer complex queries in very large ontologies in a few seconds on a single processor machine and in fractions of a second on parallel… CONTINUE READING