Knowledge Systems Laboratory
Abstract: Industrial Strength Ontology Management
Ontologies are becoming increasingly prevalent and important in a wide range
of e-commerce applications. E-commerce applications are using ontologies to
support parametric searches, enhanced navigation and browsing, interoperable
heterogeneous information systems, supplier enablement, configuration
management, and transaction discovery. Applications such as information and
service discovery and autonomous agents that are built on top of the emerging
Semantic Web for the WWW also require extensive use of ontologies.
Ontology-enhanced commercial applications, such as these and others require
ontology management that is scalable (supporting thousands of simultaneous
distributed users), available (running 365x24x7), fast, and reliable. This
level of ontology management is necessary not only for the initial development
and maintenance of ontologies, but is essential during deployment, when
scalability, availability, reliability and performance are absolutely critical.
VerticalNetís Ontology Builder and Ontology Server products are
specifically designed to provide the ontology management infrastructure needed
for e-commerce applications. These tools bring the best ontology and
knowledge representation practices together with the best enterprise solutions
architecture to provide a robust and scalable ontology management solution.
Aseem Das, Wei Wu, and
Deborah L. McGuinness.
``Industrial Strength Ontology Management''.
Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory Technical Report KSL-01-09 2001.
Proceedings of the International Semantic Web Working Symposium.
Stanford, CA, July 2001.
word , and
published pdf versions of the paper are available.
Also published in In Isabel Cruz, Stefan Decker, Jerome Euzenat, and
Deborah L. McGuinness, eds. The Emerging Semantic Web.
(Book available from
http://www.iospress.nl/site/html/boek-1381825766.html). IOS Press, 2002.
Selected Papers of Deborah L. McGuinness.
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