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On Using Conceptual Modeling for Ontologies [chapter]

S. Spaccapietra, C. Parent, C. Vangenot, N. Cullot
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper analyzes some of the arguments that are relevant to the debate, in particular the question whether conceptual data models would adequately support the design and use of ontologies.  ...  Are database concepts and techniques suitable for ontology design and management? The question has been on the floor for some time already.  ...  The arguments we present here focus on structural aspects, as we are interested in showing the benefits of using conceptual data models for modeling ontologies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30481-4_3 fatcat:3rbtjioij5cf3l4b4orbfdt53m

On Using Conceptual Data Modeling for Ontology Engineering [chapter]

Mustafa Jarrar, Jan Demey, Robert Meersman
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper tackles two main disparities between conceptual data schemes and ontologies, which should be taken into account when (re)using conceptual data modeling techniques for building ontologies.  ...  In conceptual data modeling they are commonly called "constraints". Notice that rules can be used for e.g. enforce integrity, derivation and inference, taxonomy, etc.  ...  The authors are grateful to Jan De Bo, Peter Spyns, Sven Van Acker, Ruben Verlinden, Pieter De Leenheer, and Andriy Lisovoy for their comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39733-5_8 fatcat:orurbeymejcbhjjcimjnau5gvy

Let's Automate! Making Use of a Learning Ontology for Conceptual Data Modelling

Daria Bogdanova, Monique Snoeck
2019 International Conference on Conceptual Modeling  
In this paper, we describe the steps of development of a learning ontology for conceptual data modelling, define its structure and elements and provide examples of its possible use for systematization  ...  One of the possible solutions to these issues could be systematization and automation of various aspects of conceptual modelling courses, depending on the needs of a particular educator and the target  ...  One of the possible aids to conceptual modelling educators could be the introduction of a learning ontology for conceptual modelling.  ... 
dblp:conf/er/BogdanovaS19 fatcat:qg6ooeyncrghhdzccm637jiegm

Conceptual modeling using domain ontologies

Frederik Gailly, Geert Poels
2010 Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling - DSM '10  
Using domain ontologies instead of top-level ontologies for ontology-based conceptual modeling, enables the reuse of domain-specific knowledge.  ...  The approach is illustrated for enterprise modeling using UML and the Resource Event Agent (REA) enterprise ontology.  ...  Studies that have used top-level ontologies for evaluating conceptual modeling languages will be discussed further on in the paper (see Background section).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2060329.2060367 fatcat:67dp5xsuqbcire3m5npft5y5ea

An Integrated Method Using Conceptual Modelling to Generate an Ontology-based Query Mechanism

Ronéll Alberts, Enrico Franconi
2012 W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED)  
In particular, the use of ontologies as a conceptual view for the purpose of accessing information stored in underlying data repositories can increase the effectiveness of mechanisms for information querying  ...  This can be achieved by using traditional conceptual modelling techniques to develop a conceptual model of the domain of interest and utilising this to generate an ontology-based query mechanism.  ...  For the second stage, the ORM2OWL translation tool [33] , based on the transformations defined by Franconi et al., was used to translate the ORM conceptual model from the formal ORM2 syntax into an OWL2  ... 
dblp:conf/owled/AlbertsF12 fatcat:szsaojpotffjxlufjknictcrni

Learning The Differences Between Ontologies and Conceptual Schemas Through Ontology-Driven Information Systems

Frederico Fonseca, James Martin
2007 Journal of the AIS  
Recognition of the suggested distinction represents, we think, a natural evolution in the field of modeling, and significant principled guidance for developers and users of information systems.  ...  For Milton, theory-focused ontologies are the ones created using philosophical theory.  ...  Conceptual schemas, on the other hand, refer to the result of the modeling, namely a set of diagrams that use a given conceptual model as a language to express the specific data structures for an application  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00114 fatcat:7n3eb7wl5jbj7d5wmpjdfh75uq

Using the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) for Grounding Legal Domain Ontologies

Mirna El Ghosh, Habib Abdulrab, Hala Naja, Mohamad Khalil
2017 Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management  
The ontology modelling language OntoUML is used for the conceptual modelling process.  ...  In this paper, the concept of ontology-driven conceptual modelling is outlined where grounding a modular legal domain ontology in the unified foundational ontology UFO is overviewed.  ...  Agreement n°HN0002134 in the project CLASSE 2 ("Les Corridors Logistiques: Application a la Vallee de la Seine et son Environnement"), Lebanese University and the National Support from the National Council for  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006507302190225 dblp:conf/ic3k/GhoshANK17 fatcat:ctdonzjbfrh5feqefbx2mprtve

Using Mathematical Model Theory to Align Conceptual and Operational Ontologies in FIBO

Robert A. Nehmer, Mike Bennett
2018 International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontologies  
We use model theory to formalize the relationships between the symbols of the operationalization and the interpretation of those symbols in the conceptual ontology.  ...  FIBO's intended use is as a conceptual model which would be operationalized in a variety of projects by various players in the financial industry.  ...  to instance data; • Conceptual ontologies cover all the concepts that may be of relevance in some use case -that is, they cover more than one use case; • The role of a conceptual model and the role of  ... 
dblp:conf/vmbo/NehmerB18 fatcat:nkqlxlng4fhf5ase5vsizqdfta

Ontology Transformation to Conceptual Data Model U [chapter]

Justas Trinkunas, Vasilecas Olegas
2008 Information Systems Development  
The paper analyses graph oriented method for ontology transformation into conceptual data model.  ...  The graph transformation language is presented and adapted for formal transformation of ontology into conceptual model.  ...  Why do we need ontology for conceptual data modelling? We can use ontology for conceptual data modelling at least for three different purposes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-78578-3_38 dblp:conf/isdevel/TrinkunasV07 fatcat:xtbfnzktivgndhrpv5k2kovuti

Enhancing simulation composability and interoperability using conceptual/semantic/ontological models

A Tolk, J A Miller
2011 Journal of Simulation  
However, one discussion topic is most often observed when it comes to conceptual modelling: the increased use of ontological means supporting precisely defined formal models that capture semantics, yet  ...  For the Semantic Web, ontologies are typically specified using the Web Ontology Language (OWL).  ... 
doi:10.1057/jos.2011.18 fatcat:uvteevpr2jbtjl4337bxe2y76u

An algorithm for the automatic transformation of ontology axioms into a rule model

Olegas Vasilecas, Diana Bugaite
2007 Proceedings of the 2007 international conference on Computer systems and technologies - CompSysTech '07  
We analyse transformation of ontology axioms into rule model, which is an important and integral part of each conceptual data model.  ...  Therefore, the main aim of this research is to adopt the appropriate model based transformation approach for the transformation of ontology axioms into a rule model.  ...  In this paper, we concentrate on the development of conceptual model using ontology-based approach.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1330598.1330610 dblp:conf/compsystech/VasilecasB07 fatcat:becjb6tl2zcxfjusbnmmeaybkq

Domain Ontologies: A Database-Oriented Analysis [chapter]

Stéphane Jean, Guy Pierra, Yamine Ait-Ameur
2007 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
If the word ontology is more and more used in a number of domain, the capabilities and benefits of ontology for Information Systems management are still unclear.  ...  Secondly, based on the various approaches of ontology modeling followed by different communities, we propose a taxonomy of domain ontology.  ...  Ontologies Vs conceptual models As both an ontology and a conceptual model define a conceptualization of a part of the world, an ontology seems similar to a conceptual model.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74063-6_19 fatcat:p4vlexfwgza5vl7swjem7ypq7a

Rethinking the Use of Ontologies in Learning

Heidrun Allert, Hannu Markkanen, Christoph Richter
2006 European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning  
This work is based on the cultural-historical activity theory, providing a theoretical framework (1) for understanding processes of knowledge-creation which take place when generating and using ontologies  ...  The creation and use of ontologies is analysed from an activity theoretical perspective in order to understand processes of shared conceptualization as well as the role of ontologies in processes of change  ...  We thank our colleagues for numerous reflective discussions and insights shared.  ... 
dblp:conf/ectel/AllertMR06 fatcat:bhshzt4f2zb7llpzlpilbosf2a

Ontological Evaluation of Conceptual Models

Jörg Becker, Björn Niehaves, Daniel Pfeiffer
2008 Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems  
The need for such an approach to evaluation is justified by the substantial economic importance of conceptual models.  ...  Accordingly, the ontological evaluation of conceptual models is enriched with a linguistic interpretivist perspective.  ...  In such a case, ontologies can only be used to evaluate certain terms or constructs used in the conceptual model, for instance, whether a 'power user' uses an 'information system'.  ... 
dblp:journals/sjis/BeckerNP08 fatcat:7qgtyflfszgzzjtbo254kap5ra

Conceptual Modelling and Ontology: Possibilities and Pitfalls [chapter]

Ron Weber
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
I will also argue that theories of ontology should be used to provide the theoretical foundation for designing new conceptual modelling grammars.  ...  Some of our predictions have been counterintuitive and contrary to current conceptual modelling practice-for instance, that optional properties should not be used in conceptual models and that attributes  ...  I will also argue that theories of ontology should be used to provide the theoretical foundation for designing new conceptual modelling grammars.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45816-6_1 fatcat:ieee4mjjrbhjjm36panapesmbe
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