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Alignment-based modules for encapsulating ontologies

Jérôme Euzenat 1 Antoine Zimmermann 1 Frederico Freitas 2 
1 EXMO - Computer mediated exchange of structured knowledge
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Abstract : Ontology engineering on the web requires a well-defined ontology module system that allows sharing knowledge. This involves declaring modules that expose their content through an interface which hides the way concepts are modeled. We provide a straightforward syntax for such modules which is mainly based on ontology alignments. We show how to adapt a generic semantics of alignments so that it accounts for the hiding of non-exported elements, but honor the semantics of the encapsulated ontologies. The generality of this framework allows modules to be reused within different contexts built upon various logical formalisms.
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Jérôme Euzenat, Antoine Zimmermann, Frederico Freitas. Alignment-based modules for encapsulating ontologies. Proc. 2nd workshop on Modular ontologies (WoMO), Oct 2007, Whistler, Canada. pp.32-45. ⟨hal-00817809⟩



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