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From: Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:02:47 +0000
To: Andrea Perego <andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu>
CC: Atilla Elçi <atilla.elci@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "Moein Mehrolhassani" <moein_mehr@yahoo.com>
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Thanks much, Andrea! I will take a look at these references.


From: Andrea Perego [mailto:andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:40 AM
To: Obrst, Leo J.
Cc: Atilla Elçi; Semantic Web; public-lod@w3.org; Moein Mehrolhassani
Subject: Re: UML => OWL, SKOS => OWL?

Hi, Leo.

You may interested also in the work done by Simon Cox in the geo domain. See, e.g., "An explicit OWL representation of ISO/OGC Observations and Measurements"


Other work, again in the geo domain, has been carried out on INSPIRE - the legal and technical framework meant to set up a EU-wide data and service infrastructure of information concerning the environment [1]. More precisely, this work focussed on the UML to RDF/OWL conversion of the data models concerning the 34 INSPIRE themes [2].

The relevant documentation and the resulting RDF vocs / OWL ontologies are publicly available from:


Hope this helps




On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM, Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org<mailto:lobrst@mitre.org>> wrote:
Also, your papers,  if they are available.

Thanks much,

From: Obrst, Leo J.
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 9:52 AM
To: 'Atilla Elçi'; 'Semantic Web'; public-lod@w3.org<mailto:public-lod@w3.org>

Cc: 'Moein Mehrolhassani'
Subject: RE: UML => OWL, SKOS => OWL?

Excellent, Atilla! Do you have a copy of Moein’s MSc thesis?

Thanks much,

From: Atilla Elçi [mailto:atilla.elci@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:58 AM
To: Obrst, Leo J.; 'Semantic Web'; public-lod@w3.org<mailto:public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: 'Moein Mehrolhassani'
Subject: RE: UML => OWL, SKOS => OWL?

Hi Leo,
Some years ago I did some work on UML=>OWL conversion and putting the scheme to use. The following were published:

-          MSc thesis completed under my direction: MEHRULHASSANI, Moein, Developing Ontology-Based Applications of Semantic Web Using UML to OWL Conversion, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., July 2008.

-          Conference paper: Moein Mehrolhassani and Atilla Elçi (2008): OLS: An Ontology Based Information System. Proceedings of International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization (OnAV-2008), held in conjunction with the Second International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2008), 4-7 March, 2008, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. Published by IEEE CPS, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3109-0, pp: 892-896<tel:892-896>.

-          Journal paper: Moein Mehrolhassani and Atilla Elçi (2008): Developing Ontology Based Applications of Semantic Web Using UML to OWL Conversion. In The Open Knowledge Society. A Computer Science and Information Systems Manifesto<http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-87782-0/>, Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science<https://springerlink3.metapress.com/content/1865-0929/>, 2008, Volume 19, 566-577, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-87783-7_72
Let me know should you need copies.

Atilla Elci, PhD. , camp Yeniboğaziçi, Mağusa, TRNC, till Aug. 21.






PS: nemo judex in sua causa

From: Obrst, Leo J. [mailto:lobrst@mitre.org]
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:52 PM
To: Semantic Web; public-lod@w3.org<mailto:public-lod@w3.org>
Subject: UML => OWL, SKOS => OWL?


I’m looking for:

1)       Formalizations, methods, implementations, tools that convert/transform UML object models into OWL ontologies in a structure- and semantics-preserving way.

2)      Also, approaches that map SKOS vocabularies (especially codelists) in a reasonable fashion to OWL ontologies. E.g., as value enumerations of ranges of data or object properties.

Concerning (1), I’m aware of early UML => DAML work, circa 2001-2. I am also aware of more recent work such as:

Zedlitz, Jesper, and Norbert Luttenberger. 2014. Conceptual Modelling in UML and OWL-2. International Journal on Advances in Software, vol 7 no 1 & 2, year 2014, http://www.iariajournals.org/software/. Also: http://www.thinkmind.org/download.php?articleid=soft_v7_n12_2014_15.

Zedlitz, J., and N. Luttenberger. 2013. Data types in UML and OWL-2, in SEMAPRO 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, 2013, pp. 32–35. http://www.thinkmind.org/download.php?articleid=semapro_2013_2_20_50033.

Zedlitz, J., J. Jörke, and N. Luttenberger, “From UML to OWL 2,” in Proceedings of Knowledge Technology Week 2011, D. Lukose, A. R. Ahmad, and A. Suliman, Eds., Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012, pp. p. 154–163.

Zedlitz, J., and N. Luttenberger. 2012. Transforming Between UML Conceptual Models and OWL 2 Ontologies,” in Proceedings of the Terra Cognita Workshop on Foundations, Technologies and Applications of the Geospatial Web, in conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012), D. Kolas, M. Perry, R. Grütter, and M. Koubarakis, Eds., 2012, pp. p. 15–26. [Online]. Available: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-901/paper2.pdf.

Do you know of other such work?

Also, do you know of work addressing (2)?

Thanks much!

Dr. Leo Obrst        The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics
lobrst@mitre.org<mailto:lobrst@mitre.org>     Information Technology Tech Center, CCG
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Andrea Perego, Ph.D.
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