MDA-based ontological engineering

Dragan Djurić, Dragan Gašević, Violeta Damjanović, Vladan Devedžić

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The chapter presents a concept of approaching two ongoing technologies, ontological engineering and OMG’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA), which are developing in parallel, but by different communities. Our main intention is to show recent efforts to provide software engineers to use and develop ontologies. Many authors have so far stressed this problem and have proposed several solutions and some of them are analyzed in this chapter. The result of these efforts is the recent OMG’s initiative for defining an ontology development platform. The ontology platform should be defined using MDAbased standards and it should consist of: Ontology Definition Metamodel, Ontology UML Profile, and a set of transformations. We depict our proposal for an MDA-based ontology development platform in order to illustrate this OMG’s effort as it is in a very initial stage and a formal recommendation has not been adopted yet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9789812775245
ISBN (Print)9812562737, 9789812562739
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Metamodels
  • Model-driven architecture
  • Ontologies
  • Semantic web
  • XML

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