The NeOn Methodology for Ontology Engineering

Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen and Gómez-Pérez, A. and Fernández-López, M. (2012). The NeOn Methodology for Ontology Engineering. In: "Ontology Engineering in a Networked World". Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 9-34. ISBN 978-3-642-24793-4.


Title: The NeOn Methodology for Ontology Engineering
  • Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
  • Fernández-López, M.
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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In contrast to other approaches that provide methodological guidance for ontology engineering, the NeOn Methodology does not prescribe a rigid workflow, but instead it suggests a variety of pathways for developing ontologies. The nine scenarios proposed in the methodology cover commonly occurring situations, for example, when available ontologies need to be re-engineered, aligned, modularized, localized to support different languages and cultures, and integrated with ontology design patterns and non-ontological resources, such as folksonomies or thesauri. In addition, the NeOn Methodology framework provides (a) a glossary of processes and activities involved in the development of ontologies, (b) two ontology life cycle models, and (c) a set of methodological guidelines for different processes and activities, which are described (a) functionally, in terms of goals, inputs, outputs, and relevant constraints; (b) procedurally, by means of workflow specifications; and (c) empirically, through a set of illustrative examples.

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Item ID: 21469
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24794-1_2
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Deposited by: Dr Oscar Corcho
Deposited on: 29 Oct 2013 11:11
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:24
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