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A Pattern-based framework of change operators for ontology evolution

Javed , Muhammad and Abgaz, Yalemisew Mintsnote and Pahl, Claus (2009) A Pattern-based framework of change operators for ontology evolution. In: The 4th International Workshop on Ontology Content OnToContent 2009., 6 Nov 2009, Algarve, Portugal.

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Change operators are the building blocks of ontology evolution. Different layers of change operators have been suggested. In this paper, we present a novel approach to deal with ontology evolution, in particular, change representation as a pattern-based layered operator framework. As a result of an empirical study, we identify four different levels of change operators based on the granularity, domain-specificity and abstraction of changes. The first two layers are based on generic structural change operators, whereas the next two layers are domain-specific change patterns. These layers of change patterns capture the real changes in the selected domains. We discuss identification and integration of the different layers with correctness and consistency constraint.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ontology evolution; change operators; pattern-based change;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15963
Deposited On:19 Jul 2011 11:08 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 12:30

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