Aberdeen University Ontology Reuse Stack

Edward James Thomas, Derek Sleeman, Jeff Z Pan, Quentin Hugues Reul, Sik Chun Lam

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This paper describes a set of tools which allow the large number of ontologies available on the SemanticWeb to be discovered
and reused for other applications (both in the Semantic Web and by the larger knowledge engineering community). Firstly, these tools address the problem of finding an existing ontology, with given characteristics. Secondly, we discuss tools which allow the knowledge engineer to detect and repair errors which occur in the ontology’s vocabulary (CleOn) or are related to logical coherency/inconsistency (RepairTab). Once a knowledge engineer is satisfied that the ontology is lexically and semantically consistent, then he/she can extend
the ontology if the application requires that. Once the extension has been done, it again would be prudent to use those same tools to check that the resulting ontology is consistent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbiotic relationships between semantic web and knowledge engineering
Subtitle of host publicationpapers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
EditorsDerek Sleeman, Mark Musen
Place of PublicationMenlo Park
PublisherAAAI Press
ISBN (Print)9781577353638
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAAAI 2008 Spring Symposia - Palo Alto, United States
Duration: 26 Mar 200828 Mar 2008

Publication series

NameTechnical report (American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
PublisherAAAI Press


ConferenceAAAI 2008 Spring Symposia
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto


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