Knowledge Systems Laboratory
Abstract: Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology
Ontologies have become core components of many large applications
yet the training material has not kept pace with the growing interest.
This paper addresses the issues of why one would build
an ontology and presents a methodology for creating ontologies
based on declarative knowledge representation systems.
It leverages the two authors experiences building and maintaining
ontologies in a number of ontology environments including
Protege-2000, Ontolingua, and Chimaera.
It presents the methodology by example utilizing a tutorial wines
knowledge base example.
While it is aimed at users of frame-based systems, it can be useful
for building ontologies in any object-centered system.
Natalya F. Noy and
Deborah L. McGuinness.
``Ontology Development 101: A Guide to Creating Your First Ontology''.
Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory Technical Report
and Stanford Medical Informatics Technical Report SMI-2001-0880, March 2001.
The full paper is available in
The Guide is also available in other languages:
A French version is available. It was translated by A.
Angjeli from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
A Russian version is available. It was translated by A.
Filyaev from the Eastern European subgroup of the
International Forum on Educational Technologies and Society.
A Spanish version is available. It was translated by
Erick Antezana of Ghent University, Belgium.
Brazilian Portuguese version is available.
It was translated by Ricardo Pietrobon's
Biomedical Informatics group, at Duke Translational Medicine Institute,
Duke University Health System.
It is also referenced from the Protege Ontology 101 Page.
Selected Papers of Deborah L. McGuinness.