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he Effect of Modification and Update Propagation on Modular Ontologies

Faezeh Ensan and Ebrahim Bagheri and Weichang Du
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Faezeh Ensan; Ebrahim Bagheri and Weichang Du he Effect of Modification and Update Propagation on Modular Ontologies. In Second Canadian Semantic Web Symposium, 2009.
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Abstract:
One of the most important issues in the development of ontologies is dealing with revisions and updates, which becomes even more prominent in modular representations of ontologies, in light of the fact that an update in one ontology module may lead to unintended consequences in other ontology modules due to their coupling. In this paper, we provide a basis for updating modular ontologies and specially those that are represented by the interface-based formalism for modular ontologies. We illustrate different scenarios where modifications and propagation of updates in connected ontologies induce inconsistencies. An algorithm for handling these inconsistencies is provided that updates modular ontologies with TBox modifications.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{DBLP:conf/CSWS/EnsanBD09, author = {Faezeh Ensan and Ebrahim Bagheri and Weichang Du}, title = {he Effect of Modification and Update Propagation on Modular Ontologies}, booktitle = { Second Canadian Semantic Web Symposium}, year = {2009}, bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}, abstract = { One of the most important issues in the development of ontologies is dealing with revisions and updates, which becomes even more prominent in modular representations of ontologies, in light of the fact that an update in one ontology module may lead to unintended consequences in other ontology modules due to their coupling. In this paper, we provide a basis for updating modular ontologies and specially those that are represented by the interface-based formalism for modular ontologies. We illustrate different scenarios where modifications and propagation of updates in connected ontologies induce inconsistencies. An algorithm for handling these inconsistencies is provided that updates modular ontologies with TBox modifications. } }




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