Generic Ontology Design Patterns at Work

Bernd Krieg-Brückner, Till Mossakowski, Fabian Neuhaus

In: Adrien Barton, Sejla Seppälä, Daniele Porello (editor). Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops 2017. Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-2019) Episode V: The Styrian Autumn of Ontology, September 23-25 Graz Austria 9/2019.


Generic Ontology Design Patterns, GODPs, are defined in Generic DOL, an extension of DOL, the Distributed Ontology, Model and Specification Language, and implemented using Hets, the Heterogeneous Tool Set. Parameters such as classes, properties, individuals, or whole ontologies may be instantiated with arguments in a host ontology. The potential of GenericDOL is illustrated with GODPs for an example from the literature, namely Role. We will also discuss how larger GODPs may be composed by instantiating smaller GODPs.

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