ModOnto: A Tool for Modularizing Ontologies

Camila Bezerra, Frederico Luiz Gonçalves de Freitas, Antoine Zimmermann, Jérôme Euzenat
2008 Workshop on Ontologies and their Applications  
During the last three years there has been growing interest and consequently active research on ontology modularization. This paper presents a concrete tool that incorporates an approach to ontology modularization that inherits some of the main principles from object-oriented software engineering, which are encapsulation and information hiding. What motivated us to track that direction is the fact that most ontology approaches to the problem focus on linking ontologies (or modules) rather than
more » ... uilding modules that can encapsulate foreign parts of ontologies (or other modules) that can be managed more easily.
dblp:conf/wonto/BezerraFZE08 fatcat:lqoz2whrljeujjt6edoqc7sb2u