Modelling and Reasoning in Metamodelling Enabled Ontologies

Nophadol Jekjantuk, Gerd Gröner, Jeff. Z. Pan

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Ontologies are expected to play an important role in many application domains, as well as in software engineering in general. One problem with using ontologies within software engineering is that while UML, a widely used standard for specifying and constructing the models for a software-intensive system, has a four-layer metamodelling architecture, the standard Web Ontology Language (OWL) does not support reasoning over layered metamodels. OWL 2 provides simple metamodelling by using a punning approach, however, the interpretation function is different based on the context, which leads to non-intuitive results. The OWL FA Language has a well defined metamodelling architecture. However, there is no study and tool for support reasoning over OWL FA. In this paper, we discuss some reasoning tasks in OWL FA. We also introduce the OWL FA Tool kit, a simple tool kit for manipulating and reasoning with OWL FA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Science, Engineering and Management
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, KSEM 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, September 1-3, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsYaxin Bi, Mary-Anne Williams
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15280-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15279-5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2010
EventThe Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20103 Sep 2010
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceThe Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management
Abbreviated titleKSEM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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