Ontology change: Classification and survey

Giorgos Flouris, Dimitris Manakanatas, Haridimos Kondylakis, Dimitris Plexousakis, Grigoris Antoniou

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Abstract

Ontologies play a key role in the advent of the Semantic Web. An important problem when dealing with ontologies is the modification of an existing ontology in response to a certain need for change. This problem is a complex and multifaceted one, because it can take several different forms and includes several related subproblems, like heterogeneity resolution or keeping track of ontology versions. As a result, it is being addressed by several different, but closely related and often overlapping research disciplines. Unfortunately, the boundaries of each such discipline are not clear, as the same term is often used with different meanings in the relevant literature, creating a certain amount of confusion. The purpose of this paper is to identify the exact relationships between these research areas and to determine the boundaries of each field, by performing a broad review of the relevant literature.

LanguageEnglish
Pages117-152
Number of pages36
JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Flouris, G., Manakanatas, D., Kondylakis, H., Plexousakis, D., & Antoniou, G. (2008). Ontology change: Classification and survey. Knowledge Engineering Review, 23(2), 117-152. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0269888908001367
Flouris, Giorgos ; Manakanatas, Dimitris ; Kondylakis, Haridimos ; Plexousakis, Dimitris ; Antoniou, Grigoris. / Ontology change : Classification and survey. In: Knowledge Engineering Review. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 117-152.
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Ontology change : Classification and survey. / Flouris, Giorgos; Manakanatas, Dimitris; Kondylakis, Haridimos; Plexousakis, Dimitris; Antoniou, Grigoris.

In: Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.06.2008, p. 117-152.

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Flouris G, Manakanatas D, Kondylakis H, Plexousakis D, Antoniou G. Ontology change: Classification and survey. Knowledge Engineering Review. 2008 Jun 1;23(2):117-152. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0269888908001367