Reasoning in Metamodeling Enabled Ontologies

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Reasoning in Metamodeling Enabled Ontologies
Ontologies are expected to play an important role in many application domains, as well as in software engineering in general. One problem with using ontologies within software engineering is that while UML, a widely used standard for specifying and constructing the models for a software-intensive system, has a four-layer metamodeling architecture, the standard OWL Web Ontology Language does not support reasoning over layered metamodels. OWL2 provides simple metamodeling by using a punning approach, however, the interpretation function is different based on the context, which leads to non-intuitive results. The OWL FA Language has a well defined metamodeling architecture. However, there is no study and tool for support reasoning over OWL FA. In this paper, we briefly discuss some reasoning tasks in OWL FA. We also provide OWL FA Tool kit, a simple tool kit for manipulating and reasoning with OWL FA.
Nophadol Jekjantuk, Gerd Gröner, Jeff Z. Pan
Added 27 May 2010
Updated 27 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Nophadol Jekjantuk, Gerd Gröner, Jeff Z. Pan
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