Ontological Reengineering for Reuse

Gómez-Pérez, A. and Rojas-Amaya, MD. (1999). Ontological Reengineering for Reuse. In: "Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management (EKAW99)", May 1999. ISBN 3-540-66044-5.


Title: Ontological Reengineering for Reuse
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
  • Rojas-Amaya, MD.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management (EKAW99)
Event Dates: May 1999
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management (EKAW99)
Date: May 1999
ISBN: 3-540-66044-5
Volume: 1621
Freetext Keywords: oeg
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
UPM's Research Group: Ontology Engineering Group – OEG
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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This paper presents the concept of Ontological Reengineering as the process of retrieving and transforming a conceptual model of an existing and implemented ontology into a new, more correct and more complete conceptual model which is reimplemented. Three activities have been identified in this process: reverse engineering, restructuring and forward engineering. The aim of Reverse Engineering is to output a possible conceptual model on the basis of the code in which the ontology is implemented. The goal of Restructuring is to reorganize this initial conceptual model into a new conceptual model, which is built bearing in mind the use of the restructured ontology by the ontology/application that reuses it. Finally, the objective of Forward Engineering is output a new implementation of the ontology. The paper also discusses how the ontological reengineering process has been applied to the Standard-Units ontology [18], which is included in a Chemical-Elements [12] ontology. These two ontologies will be included in a Monatomic-Ions and Environmental-Pollutants ontologies.

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Deposited on: 03 Mar 2011 16:11
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 15:33
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