Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, ACIS International Conference on (2006)
Aug. 9, 2006 to Aug. 11, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SERA.2006.4
Hong-Seok Na , Korea Digital University
O-Hoon Choi , Korea University
Jung-Eun Lim , Korea University
Ontologies are used in the integration of information resources by describing the semantics of the information sources with machine understandable terms and definitions. But, creating an ontology is a difficult and time-consuming process, especially in the early stage of extracting key concepts and relations. This paper proposes a method for domain ontology building by extracting ontological knowledge from UML models of existing systems. We compare the UML model elements with the OWL ones and derive transformation rules between the corresponding model elements. Based on these rules, we define an XSLT document which implements the transformation processes. We expect that the proposed method reduce the cost and time for building domain ontologies with the reuse of existing UML models.
H. Na, J. Lim and O. Choi, "A Method for Building Domain Ontologies based on the Transformation of UML Models," Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications(SERA), Seattle, WA, 2006, pp. 332-338.