Ontology research and development. Part I - A review of ontology

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Journal: Journal of Information Science, v28n2, 2002, p123-136
Author: Ding, Ying; Foo, Schubert

Ontology is an important emerging discipline that has the huge potential to improve information organization, management and understanding. It has a crucial role to play in enabling content-based access, interoperability, communications, and providing qualitatively new levels of services on the next wave of web transformation in the form of the semantic Web. The issues pertaining to ontology generation, mapping and maintenance are critical key areas that need to be understood and addressed. This survey is presented in two parts. The first part reviews the state-of-the-art techniques and work done on semi-automatic and automatic ontology generation, as well as the problems facing such research. A second complementary survey is dedicated to ontology mapping and ontology evolving.