Ontology Engineering: Co-evolution of Complex Networks with Ontologies

Francesca Arcelli Fontana, Ferrante Raffaele Formato, Remo Pareschi


Our assumption here is that the relationships between networks of concepts (ontologies) and people networks (web communities) is reciprocal and dynamic. ontologies identify communities and communities through practice define ontologies. Ontologies describe complex domains and therefore are difficult to create manually. Our investigation aims at building tools and methodologies to drive the process of ontology building. In particular we define a model by which ontologies evolve through Web community extraction. In this paper, we observe that tags in Web 2.0 are mathematical objects called clouds and studied in [11]. And we introduce NetMerge, an algorithm for transforming an ontology into a complex network.


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Paper Citation

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Arcelli Fontana F., Raffaele Formato F. and Pareschi R. (2009). Ontology Engineering: Co-evolution of Complex Networks with Ontologies . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies OET 2009 - Volume 1: OET, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-96-8, pages 33-40. DOI: 10.5220/0002222300330040

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author={Francesca Arcelli Fontana and Ferrante Raffaele Formato and Remo Pareschi},
title={Ontology Engineering: Co-evolution of Complex Networks with Ontologies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies OET 2009 - Volume 1: OET, (ICEIS 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies OET 2009 - Volume 1: OET, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Ontology Engineering: Co-evolution of Complex Networks with Ontologies
SN - 978-989-8111-96-8
AU - Arcelli Fontana F.
AU - Raffaele Formato F.
AU - Pareschi R.
PY - 2009
SP - 33
EP - 40
DO - 10.5220/0002222300330040