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DOOR: towards a formalization of ontology relations

Allocca, Carlo; d'Aquin, Mathieu and Motta, Enrico (2009). DOOR: towards a formalization of ontology relations. In: International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD), 06-08 Oct 2009, Madera, Portugal.

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In this paper, we describe our ongoing effort in describing and formalizing semantic relations that link ontolo- gies with each others on the Semantic Web in order to create an ontology, DOOR, to represent, manipulate and reason upon these relations. DOOR is a Descriptive Ontology of Ontology Relations which intends to define relations such as inclusion, versioning, similarity and agreement using ontological primitives as well as rules. Here, we provide a detailed description of the methodology used to design the DOOR ontology, as well as an overview of its content. We also describe how DOOR is used in a complete framework (called KANNEL) for detecting and managing semantic relations between ontologies in large ontology repositories. Applied in the context of a large collection of automatically crawled ontologies, DOOR and KANNEL provide a starting point for analyzing the underlying structure of the network of ontologies that is the Semantic Web.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: Not known
Keywords: ontology relations; networked ontology
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 24326
Depositing User: Mathieu d'Aquin
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 10:31
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 05:51
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