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Model Driven Architecture and Ontology Development

Gaševic, Dragan, Djuric, Dragan, Devedžic, Vladan

2006, XVII, 311 p. 153 illus.


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Defining a formal domain ontology is generally considered a useful, not to say necessary step in almost every software project. This is because software deals with ideas rather than with self-evident physical artefacts. However, this development step is hardly ever done, as ontologies rely on well-defined and semantically powerful AI concepts such as description logics or rule-based systems, and most software engineers are largely unfamiliar with these.

Gaševic and his co-authors try to fill this gap by covering the subject of MDA application for ontology development on the Semantic Web.

Part I of their book describes existing technologies, tools, and standards like XML, RDF, OWL, MDA, and UML. Part II presents the first detailed description of OMG’s new ODM (Ontology Definition Metamodel) initiative, a specification which is expected to be in the form of an OMG language like UML. Finally, Part III is dedicated to applications and practical aspects of developing ontologies using MDA-based languages.

This book is for those who want to be informed of the relevant technological landscape, to practitioners, and to researchers. The writing is t

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Ontology Definition Metamodel - UML - XML - artificial intelligence - description logic - development - knowledge - knowledge representation - language - modeling - ontology - semantic web - software - software engineering - standards

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Software Engineering

Table of contents 

Basics.- Knowledge Representation.- Ontologies.- The Semantic Web.- The Model Driven Architecture (MDA).- Modeling Spaces.- The Model Driven Architecture and Ontologies.- Software Engineering Approaches to Ontology Development.- The MDA-Based Ontology Infrastructure.- The Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM).- The Ontology UML Profile.- Mappings of MDA-Based Languages and Ontologies.- Applications.- Using UML Tools for Ontology Modeling.- An MDA Based Ontology Platform: AIR.- Examples of Ontology.

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