Changing Ontology Breaks the Queries

Liang, Yaozhong, Alani, Harith and Shadbolt, Nigel (2006) Changing Ontology Breaks the Queries. In, Doctoral Symp. The 5th International Semantic Web Conference, Athens, GA, U.S.A, 05 - 09 Nov 2006. Springer-Verlag, 982-985.


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Updating an ontology that is in use may result in inconsistencies between the ontology and the knowledge base, dependent ontologies and applications/services. Current research concentrates on the creation of ontologies and how to manage ontology changes in terms of mapping ontology versions and keeping consistent with the instances. Very little work investigated controlling the impact on dependent applications/services; which is the aim of the system presented in this paper. The approach we propose is to make use of ontology change logs to analyse incoming RDQL queries and amend them as necessary. Revised queries can then be used to query the ontology and knowledge base as requested by the applications and services. We describe our prototype system and discuss related problems and future directions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 5th-9th November, 2006
Keywords: ontology change management, ontology versioning, knowledge management
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 263071
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:06
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