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Guidelines for reusing ontologies on the semantic web

Simperl, E. (2010) Guidelines for reusing ontologies on the semantic web International Journal of Semantic Computing, 4, (2), pp. 239-283. (doi:10.1142/S1793351X10001012).

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Abstract

The ability to efficiently and effectively reuse ontologies is commonly acknowledged to play a crucial role in the large scale dissemination of ontologies and ontology-driven technology, being thus a pre-requisite for the ongoing realization of the Semantic Web. In this article, we give an account of ontology reuse from a process point of view. We present a methodology that can be utilized to systematize and monitor ontology engineering processes in scenarios reusing available ontological knowledge in the context of a particular application. Notably, and by contrast to existing approaches in this field, our aim is to provide means to overcome the poor reusability of existing resources — rather than to solve the more general issue of building new, more reusable knowledge components. To do so we investigate the impact of the application context of an ontology — in terms of tasks this ontology has been created for and will be utilized in — has on the feasibility of a reuse-oriented ontology development strategy and provide guidelines that take these aspects into account. The applicability of the methodology is demonstrated through a case study performed in collaboration with an international eRecruitment solution provider.

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Published date: 2010
Keywords: semantic technologies, ontologies, reuse, usability, guidelines, methodology
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 351597
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/351597
ISSN: 1793-351X
PURE UUID: 328a8f51-f550-4d4e-99a1-daf5d59a9bc4
ORCID for E. Simperl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1722-947X

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Date deposited: 29 Apr 2013 11:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:24

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