Contextual ontologies are ontologies that characterize a concept by a set of properties that vary according to context. Contextual ontologies are now crucial for users who intend to exchange information in a domain. Existing ontology languages are not capable of defining such type of ontologies. The objective of this paper is to formally define a contextual ontology language to support the development of contextual ontologies. In this paper, we use description logics as an ontology language and then we extend it by introducing a new contextual constructor.
|Title of host publication||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advances in Information Systems|
|Editors||Erich Neuhold, Tatyana Yakhno|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Description logics