Ontology Versioning and Change Detection on the Web

Michel Klein, Dieter Fensel, Atanas Kiryakov, Damyan Ognyanov

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To effectively use ontologies on the Web, it is essential that changes in ontologies are managed well. This paper analyzes the topic of ontology versioning in the context of the Web by looking at the characteristics of the version relation between ontologies and at the identification of online ontologies. Then, it describes the design of a web-based system that helps users to manage changes in ontologies. The system helps to keep different versions of web-based ontologies interoperable, by maintaining not only the transformations between ontologies, but also the conceptual relation between concepts in different versions. The system allows ontology engineers to compare versions of ontology and to specify these conceptual relations. For the visualization of differences, it uses an adaptable rule-based mechanism that finds and classifies changes in RDF-based ontologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: Ontologies and the Semantic Web - 13th International Conference, EKAW 2002, Proceedings
Place of PublicationSigüenza, Spain
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540442685, 9783540442684
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002
Event13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2002 - Siguenza, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20024 Oct 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2002


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