Knowledge sharing and reuse

Gómez-Pérez, A. (1997). Knowledge sharing and reuse. In: "The Handbook of Applied Expert Systems". CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 1-36. ISBN 0-8493-3106-4.


Title: Knowledge sharing and reuse
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
  • Liebowitz, Jay
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: The Handbook of Applied Expert Systems
Date: December 1997
ISBN: 0-8493-3106-4
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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On examining the literature, it could be said that many ontologies have been developed by different groups, adopting different approaches and using different methods and techniques. However, few papers have been published about how to proceed, showing the practices, design criteria, activities, methodologies, and tools used to build ontologies. The implication is clear: the absence of standardized activities, life cycles, and systematic methodologies, as well as a set of well-defined design criteria, techniques, and tools make ontologies development a craft rather than an engineering activity. So, the art will become engineering when there is a definition and standardization of a lifecycle that goes from requirements definition to maintenance of the finished product, as well as methodologies and techniques that drive development.

This chapter does not seek to transform the ontological art into engineering. It only presents a view of how the knowledge-sharing industry is evolving, its terminology, the infrastructure, technology, and methodologies that make it possible, its main developments, as well as the principal research issues and future trends. The chapter is organized into three main parts. The first part is an introduction to this field. The goal of the second part is to explain the activities that readers interested in building ontologies from scratch should perform and in which order, as well as the set of techniques to be used in each phase of the building process. Finally, the third part presents the most well-known ontologies and systems that use ontologies.

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