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Analyzing impacts of change operations in evolving ontologies

Abgaz, Yalemisew orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3887-5342, Javed, Muhammad orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-9770-7640 and Pahl, Claus orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-9049-212X (2012) Analyzing impacts of change operations in evolving ontologies. In: 2nd Joint Workshop on Knowledge Evolution and Ontology Dynamics EvoDyn 2012 - Collocated with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012), 11-12 Nov 2012, Boston, USA.

Ontologies evolve over time to adapt to the dynamically changing knowledge in a domain. The evolution includes addition of new entities and modification or deletion of obsolete entities. These changes could have impacts on the remaining entities and dependent systems of the ontology. In this paper, we address the impacts of changes prior to their permanent implementation. To this end, we identify possible structural and semantic impacts and propose a bottom-up change impact analysis method which contains two phases. The first phase focuses on analyzing impacts of atomic change operations and the second phase focuses on analyzing impacts of composite changes which include impact cancellation, balancing and transformation due to implementation of two or more atomic changes. This method provides crucial information on the impacts and could be used for selecting evolution strategies and conducting what-if analysis before evolving the ontologies.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ontology evolution; change impact analysis; structural impacts; semantic impacts
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
Computer Science > World Wide Web
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Official URL:http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-890/paper5.pdf
Copyright Information:© 2012 The Authors
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland under Grant No. 07/CE/I1142
ID Code:17395
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 12:00 by Claus Pahl . Last Modified 21 Jan 2021 17:24

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