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RE: UML/XMI and semantic web

From: Stephen Cranefield <SCranefield@infoscience.otago.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 15:38:55 +1300
Message-ID: <B57613845A50D211864C0000F8FA5C28042077AF@mars.otago.ac.nz>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: "'Yannis Kalfoglou'" <y.kalfoglou@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, oliver fodor <fodor@itc.it>
Yannis Kalfoglou wrote (in reply to Oliver Fodor):
> > [...] it is still unclear to me whether it is  
> > possible/feasible to use UML as modelling language for onthologies
> 
> check:
> http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/
> Vol-23/cranefield-ijcai99-iii.pdf
> 
> for using UML as an ontology modelling language

Thanks for the citation Yannis.  A shorter URL for the same paper is
http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-23/cranefield-ijcai99-iii.pdf

Also, here is a more recent paper following on from the one above:
http://www.semanticweb.org/SWWS/program/full/paper1.pdf
(This discusses generating an RDF schema and Java classes from an
ontology in UML in order to support the serialisation of knowledge
modelled as a UML object diagram).

This work uses UML in its own right as an ontology representation
language.  Another approach is to use UML as a graphical notation
for DAML+OIL.  The following two Web sites discuss projects taking
this approach:

http://ubot.lockheedmartin.com/
http://grcinet.grci.com/maria/www/CodipSite/codip.html

- Stephen
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2001 21:35:25 GMT

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