Handbook on Ontologies / Edition 1

Handbook on Ontologies / Edition 1

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Handbook on Ontologies / Edition 1

An ontology is a description (like a formal specification of a program) of concepts and relationships that can exist for an agent or a community of agents. The concept is important for the purpose of enabling knowledge sharing and reuse. The Handbook on Ontologies provides a comprehensive overview of the current status and future prospectives of the field of ontologies. The handbook demonstrates standards that have been created recently, it surveys methods that have been developed and it shows how to bring both into practice of ontology infrastructures and applications that are the best of their kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540408345
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 01/16/2004
Series: International Handbooks on Information Systems Series
Pages: 660
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Ontology Representation and Reasoning
Description Logics   Franz Baader   Ian Horrocks   Ulrike Sattler     3
Ontologies in F-logic   Jurgen Angele   Georg Lausen     29
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) and its Vocabulary Description Language RDFS   Brian McBride     51
Web Ontology Language: OWL   Grigoris Antoniou   Frank van Harmelen     67
An Ontology-Composition Algebra   Prasenjit Mitra   Gio Wiederhold     93
Ontology Engineering
On-To-Knowledge Methodology (OTKM)   York Sure   Steffen Staab   Rudi Studer     117
Building a Very Large Ontology from Medical Thesauri   Udo Hahn   Stefan Schulz     133
An Overview of OntoClean   Nicola Guarino   Christopher A. Welty     151
Ontology Learning   Alexander Maedche   Steffen Staab     173
Knowledge Patterns   Peter Clark   John Thompson   Bruce Porter     191
Ontology and the Lexicon   Graeme Hirst     209
Ontology Reconciliation   Adil Hameed   Alun Preece   Derek Sleeman     231
Ontology Evaluation   Asuncion Gomez-Perez     251
Ontology Engineering Environments   Riichiro Mizoguchi     275
Ontology Infrastructure
An Extensible Ontology Software Environment   Daniel Oberle   Raphael Volz   Steffen Staab   Boris Motik     299
Ontologies in Support of Problem Solving   Monica Crubezy   Mark A. Musen     321
Ontologies in Agent Architectures   Katia Sycara   Massimo Paolucci     343
Tools for Mapping and Merging Ontologies   Natalya F. Noy     365
Ontology Matching: A Machine Learning Approach   AnHai Doan   Jayant Madhavan   Pedro Domingos   Alon Halevy     385
Retrieving and Exploring Ontology-based Information   Peter Eklund   Richard Cole   Nataliya Roberts     405
Supporting User Tasks through Visualisation of Light-weight Ontologies   Christiaan Fluit   Marta Sabou   Frank van Harmelen     415
Ontology Applications
Ontologies for Knowledge Management   Andreas Abecker   Ludger van Elst     435
Ontology-based Content Management in a Virtual Organization   Peter Mika   Victor Iosif   York Sure   Hans Akkermans      455
Ontology-based Recommender Systems   Stuart E. Middleton   David De Roure   Nigel R. Shadbolt     477
The Knowledge Portal "OntoWeb"   Daniel Oberle   Peter Spyns     499
Ontologies and Hypertext   Leslie Carr   Simon Kampa   Wendy Hall   Sean Bechhofer   Carole Goble     517
Semantic Layering with Magpie   John Domingue   Martin Dzbor   Enrico Motta     533
Ontologies and Metadata for eLearning   Jan Brase   Wolfgang Nejdl     555
Ontology of the Process Specification Language   Michael Gruninger     575
The Role of Ontologies in eCommerce   Ying Ding   Dieter Fensel   Michel Klein   Borys Omelayenko   Ellen Schulten     593
An Ontology-based Platform for Semantic Interoperability   Michele Missikoff   Francesco Taglino     617
Ontologies in Bioinformatics   Robert Stevens   Chris Wroe   Phillip Lord   Carole Goble     635
Author Index     659

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