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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.

OntoCheck: Verifying Ontology Naming Conventions and Metadata Completeness in Protégé 4

This article describes OntoCheck, a plugin available for the Protégé Ontology editor. OntoCheck, allows for ontology tests to be carried out on OWL ontologies, aiding [...]

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By |July 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on OntoCheck: Verifying Ontology Naming Conventions and Metadata Completeness in Protégé 4

Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV): A Gateway to Reusable Semantic Vocabularies on the Web

One of the major barriers to the deployment of Linked Data is the difficulty that data publishers have in determining which vocabularies to use to [...]

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By |July 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV): A Gateway to Reusable Semantic Vocabularies on the Web

Semantic Web Misconceptions

The Semantic Web has been talked about for more than a decade. Over those years, several mistaken or misleading ideas about the Semantic Web have [...]

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OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Primer (Second Edition)

This primer provides an approachable introduction to OWL 2, including orientation for those coming from other disciplines, a running example showing how the language can [...]

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By |May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Primer (Second Edition)

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