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Ontologies

A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems

Editors: Kishore, Rajiv, Ramesh, Ram (Eds.)

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It is now being recognized that ontological principles can be fruitfully applied to and developed further in various fields within the broader information systems area. This development has lead to ontology-driven information systems (ODIS), which is a concept that can open up new ways of thinking about ontologies and the Information Systems — both structurally and temporally.

The primary objective of ONTOLOGIES: A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems is to mobilize a collective awareness in the research community to the leading and emerging developments in ODIS, and consequently, highlight the enormous potential of ODIS research to both fundamentally transform and create innovative solutions to several problems in various domains. This book is a compilation of 32 leading-edge chapter contributions from some of the top researchers in the community working in various fundamental and applied disciplines related to ODIS. These chapters are organized into four broad themes: Foundations of ODIS, Ontological Engineering, ODIS Architectures, and ODIS Applications. These four themes together describe the state-of-the-art in ODIS and give a complete perspective on the problems, solutions and open research questions in this field. The foundations of ODIS are addressed in Chapters 1-6. The principles and techniques of ontological engineering in the context of ODIS are covered in Chapters 7-14. A collection of ODIS architectures in a variety of contexts is presented in Chapters 15-24, and lastly, a set of important and emerging ODIS applications is presented in Chapters 25-32.

We expect this book to trigger innovative thought processes that will open up significant new domains in ODIS research. Numerous open research questions, challenges and opportunities can be found throughout this book and we hope this will stimulate significant research over the years.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Road Toward Ontologies

    Diana Marcela Sánchez, José María Cavero, Esperanza Marcos Martínez

    Pages 3-20

  • Ontological Evaluation of Business Models: Comparing Traditional and Component-Based Paradigms in Information Systems Re-Engineering

    Raul Valverde, Mark Toleman

    Pages 49-77

  • Using Ontologies in the Semantic Web: A Survey

    Li Ding, Pranam Kolari, Zhongli Ding, Sasikanth Avancha

    Pages 79-113

  • Positivism or Non-Positivism — Tertium Non Datur

    Bernd Carsten Stahl

    Pages 115-142

  • MnM: Semi-Automatic Ontology Population from Text

    Maria Vargas-Vera, Emanuela Moreale, Arthur Stutt, Enrico Motta, Fabio Ciravegna

    Pages 373-402

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ontologies
Book Subtitle
A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems
Editors
  • Rajiv Kishore
  • Ram Ramesh
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-37022-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-37022-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-37019-4
Series ISSN
1571-0270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 930
Topics