From metadata application profiles to semantic profiling: ontology refinement and profiling to strengthen inference‐based queries on the semantic web
Source: International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, Volume 2, Number 4, 11 July 2008 , pp. 268-280(13)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Ontologies on the Semantic Web form a basis for representing human‐conceivable knowledge in a machine‐understandable manner. Ontology development for a specific knowledge domain is, however, a difficult task, because the representation produced has to be adequately detailed and broad enough at the same time. The CIDOC‐CRM is such an ontology, pertaining to cultural heritage, which we align to the Semantic Web environment: first, transforming it to OWL and then profiling it not in the usual flat metadata sense, but by refining and extending its conceptual structures, taking advantage of OWL semantics. This kind of profiling maintains applicability of the model, while enabling more expressive reasoning tasks. To this end, we construct a mechanism for acquiring implied and web‐distributed information that is used to conduct and present a series of experimental inferences on the CRM‐profiled form.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: High Performance Information Systems Laboratory, Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept., School of Engineering, University of Patras, Building B, 26500 Patras-Rio, Greece. 2: High Performance Information Systems Laboratory, Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept., School of Engineering, University of Patras, Building B, 26500 Patras-Rio, Greece
Publication date: July 11, 2008
- International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies aims at publishing research advances and discussions about meta-data in a broad sense, and about their associated semantics and ontological structures, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and with an emphasis on domain-specific ontologies and organisational, human interaction and social issues regarding metadata annotation, use and assessment. It also intends covering Semantic Web research, as a concrete metadata-intensive technological framework in which shared and standardised semantics are a critical issue.
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