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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2009 vol. 2)
ISSN: 1939-1374
pp: 303-317
Yajing Zhao , University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson
Jing Dong , University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson
Tu Peng , University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson
The Semantic Web is the second generation of the Web, which helps sharing and reusing data across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Ontology defines a set of representational primitives with which a domain of knowledge is modeled. The main purpose of the Semantic Web and ontology is to integrate heterogeneous data and enable interoperability among disparate systems. Ontology has been used to model software engineering knowledge by denoting the artifacts that are designed or produced during the engineering process. The Semantic Web allows publishing reusable software engineering knowledge resources and providing services for searching and querying. This paper classifies the ontologies developed for software engineering, reviews the current efforts on applying the Semantic Web techniques on different software engineering aspects, and presents the benefits of their applications. We also foresee the possible future research directions.
Semantic Web, ontology, business requirement modeling, requirements for enterprise modeling.

J. Dong, Y. Zhao and T. Peng, "Ontology Classification for Semantic-Web-Based Software Engineering," in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, vol. 2, no. , pp. 303-317, 2009.
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