Ontology Patterns

Eva Blomqvist
StLab, ISTC-CNR, Italy

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Ingår i: The Swedish AI Society Workshop May 20-21; 2010; Uppsala University

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 48:10, s. 55-64

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Publicerad: 2010-05-19


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Patterns for ontology engineering have received an increased interest during the past few years. Ontology patterns facilitate knowledge reuse and aid the task of engineering application ontologies. Ontology patterns provide general solutions; which are encoded and stored for reuse purposes. This paper first discusses the nature and characteristics of ontology patterns; and presents a typology of ontology patterns that can be used as an informal vocabulary when presenting and reusing patterns. Secondly; we introduce a catalogue of ontology design patterns; for the domain of product development; which were re-engineered from existing knowledge sources; and we especially list some experiences from this re-engineering process. As future work we envision an increased tools support for pattern development and usage; as well as further experiments using the proposed pattern catalogue.


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