A layered framework for pattern-based ontology evolution
Javed, Muhammad and Abgaz, Yalemisew Mintsnote and Pahl, Claus (2011) A layered framework for pattern-based ontology evolution. In: The 3rd International Workshop Ontology-Driven Information System Engineering (ODISE), 20 June 2010, London, UK.
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The challenge of ontology-driven modelling of information
components is well known in both academia and industry. In this paper, we present a novel approach to deal with customisation and abstraction of ontology-based model evolution. As a result of an empirical study, we identify a layered change operator framework based on the granularity,
domain-speciﬁcity and abstraction of changes. The implementation of the operator framework is supported through layered change logs. Layered change logs capture the objective of ontology changes at a higher level of granularity and support a comprehensive understanding of ontology evolution. The layered change logs are formalised using a graph-based approach. We identify the recurrent ontology change patterns from an ontology change log for their reuse. The identiﬁed patterns facilitate optimizing and improving the deﬁnition of domain-speciﬁc change patterns.
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