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Ontology Engineering in a Networked World

By Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa , Asunción Gómez-Pérez , Enrico Motta , Aldo Gangemi

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This book presents the NeOn Methodology Framework, which includes  nine scenarios for collaboratively building ontologies and ontology networks. It provides the reader with a description of the key activities relevant to the ontology engineering life-cycle.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6422-4793-4
  • 456 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: March 23, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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The Semantic Web is characterized by the existence of a very large number of distributed semantic resources, which together define a network of ontologies. These ontologies in turn are interlinked through a variety of different meta-relationships such as versioning, inclusion, and many more. This scenario is radically different from the relatively narrow contexts in which ontologies have been traditionally developed and applied, and thus calls for new methods and tools to effectively support the development of novel network-oriented semantic applications.This book by Suárez-Figueroa et al. provides the necessary methodological and technological support for the development and use of ontology networks, which ontology developers need in this distributed environment. After an introduction, in its second part the authors describe the NeOn Methodology framework. The book’s third part details the key activities relevant to the ontology engineering life cycle. For each activity, a general introduction, methodological guidelines, and practical examples are provided. The fourth part then presents a detailed overview of the NeOn Toolkit and its plug-ins. Lastly, case studies from the pharmaceutical and the fishery domain round out the work.The book primarily addresses two main audiences: students (and their lecturers) who need a textbook for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on ontology engineering, and practitioners who need to develop ontologies in particular or Semantic Web-based applications in general. Its educational value is maximized by its structured approach to explaining guidelines and combining them with case studies and numerous examples. The description of the open source NeOn Toolkit provides an additional asset, as it allows readers to easily evaluate and apply the ideas presented.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Ontology Engineering in a Networked World.
  2. The NeOn Methodology for Ontology Engineering.
  3. Pattern
  4. based Ontology Design.
  5. The NeOn Ontology Models.
  6. Ontology Requirements Specification.
  7. Reusing and Re
  8. engineering Non
  9. ontological Resources for Building Ontologies.
  10. Ontology Development by Reuse.
  11. Ontology Localization.
  12. Ontology (Network) Evaluation.
  13. Modularizing Ontologies.
  14. Ontology Evolution.
  15. Methodological guidelines for matching ontologies.
  16. Overview of the NeOn Toolkit.
  17. Scheduling ontology engineering projects using gOntt.
  18. Customizing your interaction with Kali
  19. ma.
  20. Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies with KC
  21. Viz.
  22. Reasoning with Networked Ontologies.
  23. Knowledge management at FAO: a case study on network of ontologies in fisheries.
  24. Electronic Invoice Management in the Pharmaceutical sector: The PharmaInnova case.
  25. Integrating product information in the pharmaceutical sector.

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