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Bao, Jie and Honavar, Vasant (2004) Ontology Language Extensions to Support Localized Semantics, Modular Reasoning, and Collaborative Ontology Design and Ontology Reuse. Technical Report, Computer Sicence, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

Modular approaches to design and use of ontologies are essential to the success of the Semantic web enterprise. We describe P-OWL (Package-based OWL) which extends OWL, a widely used ontology language that supports modular design, adaptation, use, and reuse of ontologies. P-OWL localizes the semantics of entities and relationships in OWL to modules called packages. P-OWL and the associated tools will greatly facilitate collaborative ontology construction, use, and reuse.

Keywords:Modular Ontology, Contextual Ontology, Package-extended Ontology, Semantic Web, OWL, P-OWL
Subjects:Computing Methodologies: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Knowledge Representation Formalisms and Methods (F.4.1)
ID code:00000341
Deposited by:Jie Bao on 19 July 2004



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