Publication

Structure Formation to Modularize Ontologies

Serge Autexier, Dieter Hutter

In: Thomas Schneider, Dirk Walther (editor). Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies. International Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO-2012) 6th located at 7th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems July 24-27 Graz Austria CEUR 875 ISBN ISSN 1613-0073 CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2012.

Abstract

It has been well recognized that the structuring of logic-based databases like formal ontologies is an important prerequisite to allow for an effcient reasoning on such databases. Development graphs have been introduced as a formal basis to represent and reason on structured specifications. In this paper we present an initial methodology and a formal calculus to transform unstructured specifications into structured ones. The calculus rules operate on development graphs allowing one to separate specifications coalesced in one theory into a concisely structured graph.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz