An approach to ontology for institutional facts in the semantic web

Colomb, R. M. and Dampney, C. N. G. (2005) An approach to ontology for institutional facts in the semantic web. Information And Software Technology, 47 12: 775-783.


Author Colomb, R. M.
Dampney, C. N. G.
Title An approach to ontology for institutional facts in the semantic web
Journal name Information And Software Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-5849
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.infsof.2004.12.002
Volume 47
Issue 12
Start page 775
End page 783
Total pages 9
Editor M. Sheppard
C. Wohlin
S. Elbaum
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
280101 Information Systems Organisation
700102 Application tools and system utilities
Abstract Refinement in software engineering allows a specification to be developed in stages, with design decisions taken at earlier stages constraining the design at later stages. Refinement in complex data models is difficult due to lack of a way of defining constraints, which can be progressively maintained over increasingly detailed refinements. Category theory provides a way of stating wide scale constraints. These constraints lead to a set of design guidelines, which maintain the wide scale constraints under increasing detail. Previous methods of refinement are essentially local, and the proposed method does not interfere very much with these local methods. The result is particularly applicable to semantic web applications, where ontologies provide systems of more or less abstract constraints on systems, which must be implemented and therefore refined by participating systems. With the approach of this paper, the concept of committing to an ontology carries much more force. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Computer Science, Information Systems
Computer Science, Software Engineering
Conceptual Modeling
Semantic Web
Category Theory
Refinement
Q-Index Code C1

 
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