The ontology: Chimaera or Pegasus

Christopher Brewster, José Iria, Fabio Ciravegna, Yorick Wilks

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Abstract

In the context of the needs of the Semantic Web and Knowledge Management, we consider what the requirements are of ontologies. The ontology as an artifact of knowledge representation is in danger of becoming a Chimera. We present a series of facts concerning the foundations on which automated ontology construction must build. We discuss a number of different functions that an ontology seeks to fulfill, and also a wish list of ideal functions. Our objective is to stimulate discussion as to the real requirements of ontology engineering and take the view that only a selective and restricted set of requirements will enable the beast to fly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Machine Learning for the Semantic Web]
EditorsN. Kushmerick, F. Ciravegna, A. Doan, C. Knoblock, S. Stabb
Pages89-101
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
EventSeminar on the Machine Learning for the Semantic Web - Dagstuhl, Germany
Duration: 13 Feb 200518 Feb 2005

Seminar

SeminarSeminar on the Machine Learning for the Semantic Web
CountryGermany
CityDagstuhl
Period13/02/0518/02/05

Keywords

  • Semantic Web
  • Knowledge Management
  • ontology
  • automated ontology construction
  • ontology engineering

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