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Knows that the word "ontology" is ambiguous, referring to any RDF vocabulary, but more typically a set of OWL classes and properties designed to support inferencing in a specific domain.

OWL "Same As"

This PowerPoint presentation explains the role which concepts from thesauri and taxonomies play in Linked Data. It briefly discusses ontologies in general before moving on [...]

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By |April 1st, 2017|Comments Off on OWL "Same As"

What Is Ontology? Introduction to the Word and the Concept

This video explains the many different meanings of the word "ontology". It begins by discussing the terms origins and use in philosophy, then moves on [...]

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By |December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on What Is Ontology? Introduction to the Word and the Concept

Open Provenance Model Vocabulary Specification

The Open Provenance Model Vocabulary (OPMV), is a lightweight provenance vocabulary aiming to provide terms to enable practitioners of data publishing to publish their data [...]

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By |November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Open Provenance Model Vocabulary Specification

Ontologies and Data Models- Are They the Same?

This blog post from "Voyages of the Semantic Enterprise" discusses issues related to the title question, including a brief history of data modelling and how [...]

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By |October 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Ontologies and Data Models- Are They the Same?

Creating and Using Ontologies

Discussion of what ontologies are (and are not) and how to build them in two primary stages: 1) Requirements analysis and 2) Conceptualization. Each primary [...]

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By |January 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Creating and Using Ontologies

Ontologies and Databases

Briefly discusses what an ontology is before focusing on querying a database via an ontology. Fairly dismissive of the Semantic Web as a pipe dream- [...]

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By |January 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Ontologies and Databases

Periodic Table in OWL

PeriodicTable.owl is a representation of the Periodic Table of the Elements in the OWL Web Ontology Language. It provides reference data to support Semantic Web [...]

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By |January 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Periodic Table in OWL

Analyzing Schema.org

Schema.org is a way to add machine-understandable information to web pages that is processed by the major search engines to improve search performance. The definition [...]

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By |November 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Analyzing Schema.org

Semantic Web Tutorial 11/14: RDF Schema and OWL 3/4

Follows where previous video left off with its description of classes, properties, domain and range. Discusses how RDF Schema approaches membership of a class differently [...]

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By |September 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Semantic Web Tutorial 11/14: RDF Schema and OWL 3/4

Ontologies and the Semantic Web

This site introduces ontologies and the Semantic Web, with an emphasis on how ontologies are defined and used for applications. There are about about thirty [...]

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By |September 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Ontologies and the Semantic Web