The ontology: Chimaera or Pegasus

Brewster, Christopher, Iria, José, Ciravegna, Fabio and Wilks, Yorick (2005). The ontology: Chimaera or Pegasus. IN: [Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Machine Learning for the Semantic Web]. Kushmerick, N.; Ciravegna, F.; Doan, A.; Knoblock, C. and Stabb, S. (eds) UNSPECIFIED.


In the context of the needs of the Semantic Web and Knowledge Management, we consider what the requirements are of ontologies. The ontology as an artifact of knowledge representation is in danger of becoming a Chimera. We present a series of facts concerning the foundations on which automated ontology construction must build. We discuss a number of different functions that an ontology seeks to fulfill, and also a wish list of ideal functions. Our objective is to stimulate discussion as to the real requirements of ontology engineering and take the view that only a selective and restricted set of requirements will enable the beast to fly.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Event Title: Seminar on the Machine Learning for the Semantic Web
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2005-02-13 - 2005-02-18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantic Web,Knowledge Management,ontology,automated ontology construction,ontology engineering
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Published Date: 2005-02
Authors: Brewster, Christopher
Iria, José
Ciravegna, Fabio
Wilks, Yorick



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