MDA-based ontology development: a study case

Eluzaí Souza Dos Santos, Ćelia Ghedini Ralha, Hervaldo Sampaio Carvalho, Dragan Gašević

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In this paper, we present an experience to enable the integration of computational systems using the eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT)-based approach for automatic generation of the Web Ontology Language (OWL) from a UML model developed at the medical domain. We discuss similar approaches to automatic transformation between a metamodel for OWL based on the Meta-Object Facility (MOF) and an associated UML profile. Although MDA-based techniques are promising for ontology development, there has not been practical study cases to demonstrate how this technology can be used in real scenarios. In our efforts to support the model-driven development of OWL ontologies from its Ontology UML Profile (OUP), we illustrate the axiomatic verification of the OUP-developed ontology extension with the use of Racer reasoner and Protégé.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 2007
PublisherKnowledge Systems Institute
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781627486613
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 2007 - Boston, MA, United States of America
Duration: 9 Jul 200711 Jul 2007


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityBoston, MA

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