Multi-level Conceptual Modeling and OWL

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Multi-level Conceptual Modeling and OWL
Ontological metamodeling or multilevel-modeling refers to ng complex domains at multiple levels of abstraction, especially in domains where the borderline between individuals and classes is not clear cut. Punning in OWL2 provides decideable metamodeling support by allowing to use one symbol both as identifier of a class as well as of an individual. In conceptual modeling more powerful approaches to ontological metamodeling exist: materialization, potency-based deep instantiation, and m-objects/m-relationships. These approaches not only support to treat classes as individuals but also to describe domain concepts with members at multiple levels of abstraction. Based on a mapping from m-objects/m-relationships to OWL we show how to transfer these ideas from conceptual modeling to ontology engineering. Therefore we have to combine closed world and open world reasoning. We provide semantic-preserving mappings from m-objects and m-relationships to the decideable fragment of OWL, extended by...
Bernd Neumayr, Michael Schrefl
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Updated 24 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ER
Authors Bernd Neumayr, Michael Schrefl
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