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Design of customized Web applications with OntoWeaver

Lei, Yuangui; Motta, Enrico and Domingue, John (2003). Design of customized Web applications with OntoWeaver. In: The Second International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap 2003), 23-25 Oct 2003, Sanibel Island, FL, USA, pp. 54–61.

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OntoWeaver is our conceptual modelling methodology and a tool that support the specification and implementation of customized web applications. It relies on a number of different types of ontologies to declaratively describe all aspects of a web application. This paper focuses on the OntoWeaver customization framework, which exploits a user model, a customization rule model, and a declarative site model, to enable the design and development of customized web applications at a conceptual level. OntoWeaver makes use of the Jess inference engine to reason upon the site specifications and their underlying site ontologies according to the customization rules and the valuable user profiles to provide customization support in an intelligent way. The ontology-based approach enables the target web applications to be represented in an exchangeable format. Hence, the management and maintenance of web applications can be carried out at a conceptual level without having to worry about the implementation details. Likewise, the declarative nature of the site specifications and the generic customization framework allow the specification of customization requirements to be carried out at the conceptual level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 Association for Computing Machinery
Keywords: customization modelling; web site design; web site modelling
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23252
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 08:25
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 07:33
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