Ontology Requirements Specification

Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen and Gómez-Pérez, A. (2012). Ontology Requirements Specification. In: "Ontology Engineering in a Networked World". Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 93-106. ISBN 978-3-642-24793-4.


Title: Ontology Requirements Specification
  • Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Ontology Engineering in a Networked World
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-3-642-24793-4
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
UPM's Research Group: oeg
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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The goal of the ontology requirements specification activity is to state why the ontology is being built, what its intended uses are, who the end users are, and which requirements the ontology should fulfill. This chapter presents detailed methodological guidelines for specifying ontology requirements efficiently. These guidelines will help ontology engineers to capture ontology requirements and produce the ontology requirements specification document (ORSD). The ORSD will play a key role during the ontology development process because it facilitates, among other activities, (1) the search and reuse of existing knowledge resources with the aim of reengineering them into ontologies, (2) the search and reuse of ontological resources (ontologies, ontology modules, ontology statements as well as ontology design patterns), and (3) the verification of the ontology along the ontology development.

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Deposited by: Dr Oscar Corcho
Deposited on: 30 Oct 2013 07:46
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:24
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