Ontology Change Management and Identification of Change Patterns

Muhammad Javed, Yalemisew M. Abgaz, Claus Pahl
2013 Journal on Data Semantics  
Ontologies can support a variety of purposes, ranging from capturing the conceptual knowledge to the organisation of digital content and information. However, information systems are always subject to change and ontology change management can pose challenges. In this sense, the application and representation of ontology changes in terms of higher-level change operations can describe more meaningful semantics behind the applied change. In this paper, we propose a fourphase process that covers
more » ... operationalization, representation and detection of higherlevel changes in ontology evolution life cycle. We present different levels of change operators based on the granularity and domainspecificity of changes. The first layer is based on generic atomic level change operators, whereas the next two layers are user-defined (generic/domainspecific) change patterns. We introduce layered change logs for the
doi:10.1007/s13740-013-0024-2 fatcat:legjsad4mjd4jocbel5c7ijkpy