Using BWW model to evaluate building ontologies in CGs formalism

Kayed, A. and Colomb, R.M. (2005) Using BWW model to evaluate building ontologies in CGs formalism. Information Systems, 30 5: 379-398. doi:10.1016/

Author Kayed, A.
Colomb, R.M.
Title Using BWW model to evaluate building ontologies in CGs formalism
Journal name Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4379
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/
Volume 30
Issue 5
Start page 379
End page 398
Total pages 20
Editor D. Shasha
G. Vossen
Place of publication New York , U.S.A.
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
280106 Interorganisational Information Systems
700102 Application tools and system utilities
Abstract The Bunge-Wand-Weber (BWW) representation model defines ontological constructs for information systems. According to these constructs the completeness and efficiency of a modeling technique can be defined. Ontology plays an essential role in e-commerce. Using or updating an existing ontology and providing tools to solve any semantic conflicts become essential steps before putting a system online. We use conceptual graphs (CGs) to implement ontologies. This paper evaluates CG capabilities using the BWW representation model. It finds out that CGs are ontologically complete according to Wand and Weber definition. Also it finds out that CGs have construct overload and construct redundancy which can undermine the ontological clarity of CGs. This leads us to build a meta-model to avoid some ontological-unclarity problems. We use some of the BWW constructs to build the meta-model. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Computer Science, Information Systems
Bww Model
Conceptual Structures
Information System
Q-Index Code C1

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