Tempus Fugit - Towards an Ontology Update Language

Presented at: 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009)

by Uta Lösch, Sebastian Rudolph, Denny Vrandecic

Ontologies are used to formally describe domains of interest. As domains change over time, the ontologies have to be updated accordingly. We advocate the introduction of an Ontology Update Language that captures frequent domain changes and hence facilitates regular updates to be made in ontologies. We thoroughly discuss the general design choices for defining such a language and a corresponding update framework. Moreover, we propose a concrete language proposal based on SPARQL Update and provide a reference implementation of the framework.

Keywords: Language Proposal, Ontology Update Framework, SPARQL Update, Collaborative Software, Database Management System, Evaluation, Ontology Engineering, Quality, Semantic Web, User Interface

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