Doctoral Consortium

Towards a Comprehensive Modular Ontology IDE and Tool Suite

Surf & Sand October 9, 2018 14:30 - 14:45

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Cogan Shimizu.  

Abstract:  Published ontologies frequently fall short of their promises to enable knowledge sharing and reuse. This may be due to too strong or too weak ontological commitments; one way to prevent this is to engineer the ontology to be modular, thus allowing users to more easily adapt ontologies to their own individual use-cases. In order to enable this engineering paradigm, there is a distinct need for developing more supporting tools and infrastructure. This increased support can be immediately impactful in a number of ways: guides engineers through best practices and promote ontology design pattern discovery, sharing, and reuse. To meet these needs, this PhD project explores the development of a comprehensive modular ontology IDE and tool suite.

Keywords:  pattern-capable ontology ide;  opla;  ontology engineering;  modular ontologies