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Managing Ontological Constraints

Managing Ontological Constraints
Managing Ontological Constraints
We explore the use of ontological constraints in a new way: deploying them in a software system's formal evaluation. We present a formalism for ontological constraints and elaborate on a meta interpretation technique in the field of ontologies. Ontological constraints often need enhancements to capture application-specific discrepancies. We propose an editing system that provides guidance in building those constraints and we explain how this helps us to detect conceptual errors that reflect a misuse of ontological constructs. We describe a multilayer architecture for performing such checks and we demonstrate its usage via an example case. We speculate on the potential impact of the approach for the system's design process.
Kalfoglou, Yannis
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Robertson, Dave
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Kalfoglou, Yannis
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Robertson, Dave
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Kalfoglou, Yannis and Robertson, Dave (1999) Managing Ontological Constraints. IJCAI'99 Workshop on Ontologies and Problem-Solving Methods (KRR5).

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We explore the use of ontological constraints in a new way: deploying them in a software system's formal evaluation. We present a formalism for ontological constraints and elaborate on a meta interpretation technique in the field of ontologies. Ontological constraints often need enhancements to capture application-specific discrepancies. We propose an editing system that provides guidance in building those constraints and we explain how this helps us to detect conceptual errors that reflect a misuse of ontological constructs. We describe a multilayer architecture for performing such checks and we demonstrate its usage via an example case. We speculate on the potential impact of the approach for the system's design process.

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Published date: August 1999
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 1999
Venue - Dates: IJCAI'99 Workshop on Ontologies and Problem-Solving Methods (KRR5), 1999-07-31
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 256430
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256430
PURE UUID: 1655d3dc-569b-4bd4-b274-819a9c0a0140

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Date deposited: 26 Mar 2002
Last modified: 22 Sep 2020 16:49

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Author: Yannis Kalfoglou
Author: Dave Robertson

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