ONTOP - A Process to Support Ontology Conceptualization

Elis Montoro Hernandes, Deysiane Sande, Sandra Fabbri

Abstract

Although there are tools that support the ontology construction, such tools do not necessarily take heed to the conceptualization phase in its need of execution resources. The objective of this paper is to present the ONTOP Process (ONTOlogy conceptualization Process) as an effective means of enhancing the conceptualization phase of the ontology construction. This process is supported by the ONTOP-Tool which provides an iterative way to defining a collaborative glossary and uses a visual metaphor to facilitate the identification of the ontology components. Once the components are defined, it is possible to generate an OWL file that can be used as an input to other ontology editors. The paper also presents an application of the both process and the tool, which emphasizes the contributions of this proposal.

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Montoro Hernandes E., Sande D. and Fabbri S. (2010). ONTOP - A Process to Support Ontology Conceptualization . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-04-1, pages 58-65. DOI: 10.5220/0002908100580065


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@conference{iceis10,
author={Elis Montoro Hernandes and Deysiane Sande and Sandra Fabbri},
title={ONTOP - A Process to Support Ontology Conceptualization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={58-65},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002908100580065},
isbn={978-989-8425-04-1},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - ONTOP - A Process to Support Ontology Conceptualization
SN - 978-989-8425-04-1
AU - Montoro Hernandes E.
AU - Sande D.
AU - Fabbri S.
PY - 2010
SP - 58
EP - 65
DO - 10.5220/0002908100580065