Note on the refinement of ontologies

Grigoris Antoniou, Athanasios Kehagias

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Ontologies have emerged as one of the key issues in information integration and interoperability and in their application to knowledge management and electronic commerce. A trend towards formal methods for ontology management is obvious. This paper discusses a concept which can be expected to bc of great importance to formal ontology management, and which is well-known in traditional software development: refinement. We define and discuss ontology refinement, give illustrating examples, and highlight its advantages as compared to other forms of ontology revision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-632
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems
Issue number7
Early online date19 May 2000
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


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