Generic Ontology Design Patterns at Work

Bernd Krieg-Brückner; Till Mossakowski; Fabian Neuhaus

In: Adrien Barton; Sejla Seppälä; Daniele Porello (Hrsg.). JOWO 2019. Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-2019), 2nd International Workshop on Bad Or Good Ontology, located at The Joint Ontology Workshops, September 23-25, Graz, Austria, The Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO), Vol. Episode V: The Styrian Autumn of Ontology, No. 2019,, 9/2019.


Generic Ontology Design Patterns, GODPs, are defined in Generic DOL, an extension of DOL, the Distributed Ontology, Model and Specification Language, and implemented using Hets, the Heterogeneous Tool Set. Parameters such as classes, properties, individuals, or whole ontologies may be instantiated with arguments in a host ontology. The potential of GenericDOL is illustrated with GODPs for an example from the literature, namely Role. We will also discuss how larger GODPs may be composed by instantiating smaller GODPs.

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