Automatic generation of ontology editors

Henrik Eriksson, Raymond Fergerson, Yuval Shahar, Mark A Musen

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Abstract

Metalevel tools can support the knowledge-engineering process by assisting developers in the design and implementation of domain-oriented knowledge-acquisition tools. The use of ontologies as a basis for automatic generation of knowledge-acquisition tools simplifies the tool-specification process by taking advantage of ontologies defined as part of the knowledge-engineering process.
One of the drawbacks of this approach is that it separates ontology definition (in ontology editors) from instance editing (in knowledge-acquisition tools). Because many application tasks require ontology definition by domain experts, we have experimented with extending the Prot´eg´e framework to generate ontology editors in addition to knowledge acquisition tools for instances. We have explored different approaches to ontology-editors pecification in a series of prototype extensions to Prot´eg´e. Here, meta class and meta slot definitions are the basis for ontology editors, which can be embedded in knowledge acquisition tools and can be used by domain experts.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Banff Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Pages27-36
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1999

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