Ontology Management

Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services, and Business Applications

  • Martin Hepp
  • Pieter De Leenheer
  • Aldo De Moor
  • York Sure

Part of the Computing for Human Experience book series (ADSW, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview

  3. Infrastructure

    1. Martin Dzbor, Enrico Motta
      Pages 25-57
    2. Walter Waterfeld, Moritz Weiten, Peter Haase
      Pages 59-87
    3. Stijn Heymans, Li Ma, Darko Anicic, Zhilei Ma, Nathalie Steinmetz, Yue Pan et al.
      Pages 89-128
  4. Evolution, Alignment, and the Business Perspective

    1. Pieter De Leenheer, Tom Mens
      Pages 131-176
    2. Jérôme Euzenat, Adrian Mocan, François Scharffe
      Pages 177-206
    3. Elena Simperl, York Sure
      Pages 207-225
  5. Experiences

    1. José-Manuel López-Cobo, Silvestre Losada, Laurent Cicurel, José Luis Bas, Sergio Bellido, Richard Benjamins
      Pages 229-244
    2. Jürgen Angele, Michael Erdmann, Dirk Wenke
      Pages 245-264
    3. Stijn Christiaens, Pieter De Leenheer, Aldo De Moor, Robert Meersman
      Pages 265-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book


Managing ontologies and annotated data throughout their life-cycles is at the core of semantic systems of all kinds.  Ontology Management, an edited volume by senior researchers in the field, provides an up-to-date, concise and easy-to-read reference on this topic.

This volume describes relevant tasks, practical and theoretical challenges, limitations and methodologies, plus available software tools. The editors discuss integrating the conceptual and technical dimensions with a business view on using ontologies, by stressing the cost dimension of ontology engineering and by providing guidance on how up-to-date tooling helps to build, maintain, and use ontologies.  Also included is a one-stop reference on all aspects of managing ontological data and best practices on ontology management for a number of application domains.

Ontology Management is designed as a reference or secondary text for researchers and advanced-level students interested in the Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services (SWS)and Web Services, information systems, data and knowledge engineering, ontologies, or other aspects of semantic systems. Practitioners in industry will find this work invaluable as well.

Foreword by Professor Dieter Fensel, DERI, University of Innsbruck.



Alignment Applications Ontologies Ontology Management Semantic Web Semantic Web Services Web information system knowledge engineering knowledge management ontology organization search engine marketing (SEM)

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Hepp
    • 1
  • Pieter De Leenheer
    • 2
  • Aldo De Moor
    • 3
  • York Sure
    • 4
  1. 1.University of InnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
  3. 3.CommunitySenseNetherlands
  4. 4.University of KarlsruheGermany

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