publication . Book . 2007

On the practical modeling of conceptual overlap among multiple facets in ontology domain concepts (Mini-thesis)

Rodriguez-Castro, Benedicto; Glaser, Hugh; Carr, Leslie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2007
  • Publisher: s.n.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This report presents a study on the practical modelling of the conceptual overlap that might exist among the multiple facets that define a particular ontology domain concept. The notions of conceptual overlap and facet are defined, together with their relation to scenarios of multiple inheritance in ontology models. Starting from the notion of a value partition, a terminology of ontology modelling constructs is introduced that allows the characterization of two types of conceptual overlap with respect to the domain concept being examined: internal and external. These considerations make explicit some of the implicit modelling decisions taken previously in the fi...
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