Generic Ontologies and Generic Ontology Design Patterns

Bernd Krieg-Brückner; Till Mossakowski

In: Eva Blomqvist; Oscar Corcho; Matthew Horridge (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns - WOP 2017. Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns (WOP-2017), 8th, located at ISWC 2017, October 21-25, Wien, Austria, CEUR, 2017.


Generic Ontologies are introduced in GDOL, an extension of DOL, the Distributed Ontology, Modeling and Specification Language, and implemented using Hets, the Heterogeneous Tool Set framework. Parameters such as classes, properties, individuals, or whole ontologies may be instantiated with arguments in a host ontology. A Generic Ontology Design Pattern, GODP, defined in GDOL, embodies an ontology development operation and serves as a methodological tool for ontology development. Some non-trivial GODPs are presented for illustration, e.g. for qualitatively graded relations.

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