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An approach for ontology modularization

Abstract : Ontology modularization could help overcome the problem of defining a fragment of an existing ontology to be reused, in order to enable ontology developers to include only those concepts and relations that are relevant for the application they are modeling an ontology for. This paper presents a concrete tool that incorporates an approach to ontology modularization that inherits some of the main principles from object-oriented softwareengineering, which are encapsulation and information hiding. What motivated us to track that direction is the fact that most ontology approaches to the problem focus on linking ontologies rather than building modules that can encapsulate foreign parts of ontologies (or other modules) that can be managed more easily.
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Camila Bezerra, Frederico Freitas, Jérôme Euzenat, Antoine Zimmermann. An approach for ontology modularization. Proc. Brazil/INRIA colloquium on computation: cooperations, advances and challenges (Colibri), Jul 2009, Bento-Conçalves, Brazil. pp.184-189. ⟨hal-00794915⟩



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