Towards Ontology Reuse

H. Sofia Pinto

Integration as the process of building an ontology reusing other ontologies which are parts of the resulting ontology has already been acknowledged as an essential process in building ontologies. Unfortunately little work has been done in this area. In this article we characterize the integration process, we provide some guidelines to that process, and we present a living classification of integration operations. The aim is to establish guidelines to an integration methodology and establish which integration operations should be provided to build ontologies by assembling modular ontologies.

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