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Three Semantics for the Core of the Distributed Ontology Language
Type of publication: Inproceedings
Citation: MossakowskiEtAl12
Booktitle: FOIS 2012: 7th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
Year: 2012
Pages: 337-352
Publisher: IOS Press; Amsterdam; http://www.iospress.nl
Note: Best paper award
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Abstract: The Distributed Ontology Language DOL, which is currently being standardised as ISO WD 17347 within the OntoIOp (Ontology Integration and Interoperability) activity of ISO/TC 37/SC 3, aims at providing a unified framework for * ontologies formalised in heterogeneous logics, * modular ontologies, * links between ontologies, and * annotation of ontologies. A DOL ontology consists of modules formalised in basic ontology languages, such as OWL or Common Logic, which are serialised in the existing syntaxes of these languages. On top of this, DOL provides a meta-level which allows for expressing heterogeneous ontologies and links between ontologies. Such links include (heterogeneous) imports and alignments, conservative extensions, and theory interpretations. This paper focuses on the abstract syntax and semantics of these meta-level constructs. It introduces three alternative semantics for the meta-level, namely direct, translational, and collapsed semantics (the latter is only briefly sketched), and studies their respective pros and cons.
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Keywords: ontology language heterogeneous semantics translation
Authors Mossakowski, Till
Lange, Christoph
Kutz, Oliver
Editors Donnelly, Maureen
Guizzardi, Giancarlo
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