Guiding reification in OWL through aggregation

Paula Severi, Jose Fiadeiro, David Ekserdjian

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We put forward a methodological approach aimed at guiding ontology modellers in choosing which relations to reify. Our proposal is based on the notion of aggregation as used in conceptual modeling approaches for representing situations that, normally, would require nonbinary relations or complex integrity constraints. The feedback received from using the method in a real-word situation is that if offers a more controlled use of reification and a closer fit between the resulting ontology and the application domain as perceived by an expert.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event23rd International Workshop on Description Logics, DL 2010 - Waterloo, ON, Canada
Duration: 4 May 20107 May 2010


Conference23rd International Workshop on Description Logics, DL 2010
CityWaterloo, ON


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