CDM-Core: A Manufacturing Domain Ontology in OWL2 for Production and Maintenance

Luca Mazzola, Patrick Kapahnke, Marko Vujic, Matthias Klusch

In: Proc. 8th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD). International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD-16) October 9-November 11 Porto Portugal ScitePress/Springer 2016.


Ontology engineering is known to be a complex, time-consuming, and costly process, in particular, if an ontology has to be developed from scratch, and respective domain knowledge has to be formally encoded. This paper presents the largest publicly available manufacturing ontology CDM-Core in the standard formal ontology language OWL2. The CDM-Core ontology has been developed within the European research project CREMA in close collaboration with the user partners in order to sufficiently cover the CREMA use case domains of metal press maintenance and automative exhaust production. CDM-Core makes use of many relevant standard vocabularies and ontologies, with only about one fifth of its size being CREMA use case specific. The practical applicability of CDM-Core for semantic annotation of domain-related process models, sensor data and services has been approved by the user partners, and its quality according to selected common criteria of verification and validation was successfully evaluated.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence