Ontologies versus relational databases: are they so different? A comparison

@article{MartnezCruz2011OntologiesVR,
  title={Ontologies versus relational databases: are they so different? A comparison},
  author={Carmen Mart{\'i}nez-Cruz and Ignacio J. Blanco and M. Amparo Vila},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={271-290}
}
Two main data models are currently used for representing knowledge and information in computer systems. Database models, especially relational databases, have been the leader in last few decades, enabling information to be efficiently stored and queried. On the other hand, ontologies have appeared as an alternative to databases in applications that require a more ‘enriched’ meaning. However, there is controversy regarding the best information modeling technique, as both models present similar… CONTINUE READING
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