Supporting concurrent ontology development: Framework, algorithms and tool

  title={Supporting concurrent ontology development: Framework, algorithms and tool},
  author={Ernesto Jim{\'e}nez-Ruiz and Bernardo Cuenca Grau and Ian Horrocks and Rafael Berlanga Llavori},
  journal={Data Knowl. Eng.},
We propose a novel approach to facilitate the concurrent dev elopment of ontologies by different groups of experts. Our approach adapt s Concurrent Versioning, a successful paradigm in software development, to allow several developers to make changes concurrently to an ontology. Confli ct detection and resolution are based on novel techniques that take into acco unt the structure and semantics of the ontology versions to be reconciled by using precisely-defined notions of structural and… CONTINUE READING
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