UML for the Semantic Web: Transformation-Based Approaches

K. Falkovych, Reka Marta Sabou, Heiner Stuckenschmidt

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


The perspective role of UML as a conceptual modelling language for the Semantic Web has become an important research topic. We argue that UML could be a key technology for overcoming the ontology development bottleneck thanks to its wide acceptance and sophisticated tool support. Transformational approaches are a promising way of establishing a connection between UML and web-based ontology
languages. We compare some proposals for defining transformations between UML and web ontology languages and discuss the different ways they handle the conceptual differences between these languages. We identify commonalities and differences of the approaches and point out open questions that have not or not satisfyingly been addressed by existing approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Transformation for the Semantic Web
Editors M. Klein and B. Omelayenko
Place of Publicationn.n.
PublisherIOS Press
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

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

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