VerticalNet Ontology Environment Project
for the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory



The VerticalNet Ontology Environment Project has a goal of providing VerticalNet with ontology tools and expertise in order to help them generate a commercial ontology environment.

Research Team

  • Deborah McGuinness
  • Steve Wilder

    Research Objectives

  • Support for Isadra and VerticalNet staff for running and using KSL tools including interoperability of Isadra tools with KSL tools, importing and exporting ontologies into KSL tools, and networking support.
  • Extensions to KSL software as required by VerticalNet for the Ontology project in response to the level of effort detailed in this contract.
  • Support for Isadra and VerticalNet staff for conceptual modeling and ontology building in specific domains (which are expected to be Machine Tools and Premises Networking).
  • High level design document for the initial VerticalNet ontologies.
  • Enable Chimaera to read and write iXOL files

    Related Publications

    McGuinness, Deborah L., Richard Fikes, James Rice, and Steve Wilder. "An Environment for Merging and Testing Large Ontologies." Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2000). Breckenridge, Colorado, USA. April 12-15, 2000. Abstract.

    McGuinness, Deborah L., Richard Fikes, James Rice, and Steve Wilder. "The Chimaera Ontology Environment." Proceedings of the Seventeenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2000). Austin, Texas. July 30 - August 3, 2000. Abstract. Paper available in Word format.

    McGuinness, Deborah L.. "Conceptual Modeling for Distributed Ontology Environments." To appear in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptual Structures Logical, Linguistic, and Computational Issues (ICCS 2000). Darmstadt, Germany. August 14-18, 2000. Abstract. Paper available in Word format and postscript format.

    Presentations and Demos

  • For a graphical presentation of Chimaera, run through the tutorial.
  • or see this movie. To view this movie, first right-click on the link and select the menu item "Save Link As...". After saving this file to your computer, you can then open it in the normal method to view the movie.

    Related Web Pages

  • The Chimaera software
  • The iXOL dtd

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