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Authors: Marco A. Casanova 1 ; Angela Pinheiro 2 ; Jose Antonio F. Macedo 2 ; Eveline Sacramento 1 and Vania M. P. Vidal 2

Affiliations: 1 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; 2 Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-8565-60-0

Keyword(s): Constraint Specification, Ontology Design, Linked Data Publication.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Biomedical Engineering ; Data Engineering ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Health Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge Management ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Ontologies and the Semantic Web ; Ontology Engineering ; Society, e-Business and e-Government ; Symbolic Systems ; Web Information Systems and Technologies

Abstract: This position paper argues that certain familiar ontology design problems are profitably addressed by treating ontologies as theories and by defining a set of operations that create new ontologies, including their constraints, out of other ontologies. The paper first illustrates how to use the operations in the context of ontology reuse. It goes further and shows how to take advantage of the operations to compare different ontologies, or different versions of an ontology, and to design mediated schemas in a bottom up fashion. The discussion in this position paper is backed up by a tool that implements the operations and that offers other facilities to manipulate ontologies.

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Paper citation in several formats:
A. Casanova, M.; Pinheiro, A.; F. Macedo, J.; F. Macedo, J.; Sacramento, E. and M. P. Vidal, V. (2013). Ontologies as Theories.In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-60-0, pages 317-322. DOI: 10.5220/0004562603170322

author={Marco A. Casanova. and Angela Pinheiro. and Jose Antonio F. Macedo. and Jose Antonio F. Macedo. and Eveline Sacramento. and Vania M. P. Vidal.},
title={Ontologies as Theories},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},


JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Ontologies as Theories
SN - 978-989-8565-60-0
AU - A. Casanova, M.
AU - Pinheiro, A.
AU - F. Macedo, J.
AU - F. Macedo, J.
AU - Sacramento, E.
AU - M. P. Vidal, V.
PY - 2013
SP - 317
EP - 322
DO - 10.5220/0004562603170322

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