Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
A holistic approach to collaborative ontology development based on change management
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Computer systems
Information
Abstract
This paper describes our methodological and technological approach for collaborative ontology development in inter-organizational settings. It is based on the formalization of the collaborative ontology development process by means of an explicit editorial workflow, which coordinates proposals for changes among ontology editors in a flexible manner. This approach is supported by new models, methods and strategies for ontology change management in distributed environments: we propose a new form of ontology change representation, organized in layers so as to provide as much independence as possible from the underlying ontology languages, together with methods and strategies for their manipulation, version management, capture, storage and maintenance, some of which are based on existing proposals in the state of the art. Moreover, we propose a set of change propagation strategies that allow keeping distributed copies of the same ontology synchronized. Finally, we illustrate and evaluate our approach with a test case in the fishery domain from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The preliminary results obtained from our evaluation suggest positive indication on the practical value and usability of the work here presented.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Web Semantics: Science, Services And Agents on the World Wide Web
ISBN
1570-8268
Impact factor JCR
1,302
Impact info
Volume
9
Journal number
From page
299
To page
314
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Raúl Palma (Institute AIFB, KIT, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Autor: Oscar Corcho Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Asuncion de Maria Gomez Perez (UPM)
  • Autor: Peter Haase (Institute AIFB, KIT, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ontology Engineering Group
  • Departamento: Inteligencia Artificial
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)