Ontology Evolution with Evolva

Fouad Zablith, Reka Marta Sabou, Mathieu d'Aquin, Enrico Motta

Publication: Contribution to conferenceConference poster


Ontology evolution is a painstaking and time-consuming pro-
cess, especially in information rich and dynamic domains. While ontology
evolution refers both to the adaptation of ontologies (e.g., through addi-
tions or updates possibly discovered from external data sources) and the
management of these changes, no existing tools offer both functionalities.
The Evolva framework aims to be a blueprint for a comprehensive on-
tology evolution tool that would cover both tasks. Additionally, Evolva
proposes the use of background knowledge sources to reduce user involve-
ment in the ontology adaptation step. This demo focuses on the initial,
concrete implementation of our framework.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102
  • 102001 Artificial intelligence
  • 102015 Information systems
  • 102022 Software development

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