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Change Management: The Core Task of Ontology Versioning and Evolution

Liang, Mr. Yaozhong and Alani, Dr. Harith and Shadbolt, Prof. Nigel (2005) Change Management: The Core Task of Ontology Versioning and Evolution. In Proceedings Postgraduate Research Conference in Electronics, Photonics, Communications and Networks, and Computing Science 2005 (PREP 2005), Lancaster, UK.

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Change management as a key issue in ontology versioning and evolution is still not fully addressed, which to some extent forms a barrier against the smooth process of ontology evolution. The key issue in the support of evolving ontologies is to distinguish and recognize the changes during the process of ontology evolution. Most of the current popular work on ontology versioning do not keep a record of the changes in the ontology, thus preventing the user from tracking those changes back and forward, or to at least understand the rational behind those changes. We are proposing an approach to get the evidences of ontology changes, keep track of them, and manage them in an engineering fashion.

Keywords:Ontology change, Ontology versioning, Ontology evolution, Ontology management
Subjects:Student Papers
AKT Challenges > Knowledge maintenance
ID Code:543
Deposited By:LIANG, Mr. Yaozhong
Deposited On:23 January 2007

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