CHRONOS: A Tool for Handling Temporal Ontologies in Protégé

Alexandros Preventis, Polyxeni Marki, Euripides G.M. Petrakis, Sotirios Batsakis

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Abstract

Representing information evolving in time in ontologies is a difficult problem to deal with. Temporal relations are in fact ternary (i.e., properties of objects that change in time involve also a temporal value in addition to the object and the subject) and cannot be handled directly by OWL. The standard solution to this problem is to map all temporal relations to a set of binary ones with new (intermediate) classes introduced by the temporal model applied. Nevertheless, ontologies then become complicated and difficult to handle by standard editors such as Protege (e.g., property restrictions of temporal classes might refer to the new classes rather than to the classes on which they were meant to be defined). It also requires that the user be familiar with the peculiarities of the temporal representation. This is exactly the problem this work is dealing with. We introduce CHRONOS, a plug-in for Protege that enables handling of temporal ontologies in Protege the same way static ontologies are handled. It is implemented as a Tab plug-in for Protege and can be downloaded from the Web.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2012
EditorsJuan E. Guerrero
PublisherIEEE
Pages460-467
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780769549156
ISBN (Print)9781479902279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence - Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 Nov 20129 Nov 2012
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1082-3409
ISSN (Electronic)2375-0197

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence
Abbreviated titleICTAI 2012
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/11/129/11/12

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Preventis, A., Marki, P., Petrakis, E. G. M., & Batsakis, S. (2013). CHRONOS: A Tool for Handling Temporal Ontologies in Protégé. In J. E. Guerrero (Ed.), 2012 IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2012 (pp. 460-467). [6495081] (Proceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI; Vol. 1). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTAI.2012.69
Preventis, Alexandros ; Marki, Polyxeni ; Petrakis, Euripides G.M. ; Batsakis, Sotirios. / CHRONOS : A Tool for Handling Temporal Ontologies in Protégé. 2012 IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2012. editor / Juan E. Guerrero. IEEE, 2013. pp. 460-467 (Proceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI).
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Preventis, A, Marki, P, Petrakis, EGM & Batsakis, S 2013, CHRONOS: A Tool for Handling Temporal Ontologies in Protégé. in JE Guerrero (ed.), 2012 IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2012., 6495081, Proceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI, vol. 1, IEEE, pp. 460-467, IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 7/11/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTAI.2012.69

CHRONOS : A Tool for Handling Temporal Ontologies in Protégé. / Preventis, Alexandros; Marki, Polyxeni; Petrakis, Euripides G.M.; Batsakis, Sotirios.

2012 IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2012. ed. / Juan E. Guerrero. IEEE, 2013. p. 460-467 6495081 (Proceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI; Vol. 1).

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Preventis A, Marki P, Petrakis EGM, Batsakis S. CHRONOS: A Tool for Handling Temporal Ontologies in Protégé. In Guerrero JE, editor, 2012 IEEE 24th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI 2012. IEEE. 2013. p. 460-467. 6495081. (Proceedings - International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, ICTAI). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTAI.2012.69