International Handbooks on Information Systems

Handbook on Ontologies

Editors: Staab, Steffen, Studer, Rudi (Eds.)

  • Offers a broad view on ontologies, a new and important concept in the field of knowledge sharing and reuse

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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.

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"General impression is that the Handbook on Ontologies in Information Systems 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 infrastructure and applications that are the best of their kind. … With its coverage of research and applications it provides valuable insights, both for researchers and practitioners." (Jaroslav Veselý, Neural Network World, Issue 1, 2005)

"The handbook is formed as a collection of papers written by many authors. These papers are collected into chapters devoted to separate problems of ontologies. … This book presents an interesting collection of information about all aspects of ontology processing and applications and also references to other information sources from this field." (Tomas Brandejsky, Neural Network World, Vol. 14 (6), 2004)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Description Logics

    Baader, Franz (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Ontologies in F-logic

    Angele, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 29-50

  • The Resource Description Framework (RDF) and its Vocabulary Description Language RDFS

    McBride, Brian

    Pages 51-65

  • Web Ontology Language: OWL

    Antoniou, Grigoris (et al.)

    Pages 67-92

  • An Ontology-Composition Algebra

    Mitra, Prasenjit (et al.)

    Pages 93-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on Ontologies
Editors
  • Steffen Staab
  • Rudi Studer
Series Title
International Handbooks on Information Systems
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-24750-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-24750-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 660
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