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• Introduction Subhashis Das• Ontology language Sonali Kishore Kalani• Ontology Engineering Tools Amit Kumar Shaw• Application of Ontologies Mayukh Biswas• Conclusion Anurodh Kumar Sinha
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• External agreement on meaning of annotations – E.g., Dublin Core • Agree on the meaning of a set of annotation tags – Problems with this approach • Inflexible • Limited number of things can be expressed• Use Ontologies to specify meaning of annotations – Ontologies provide a vocabulary of terms – New terms can be formed by combining existing ones – Meaning (semantics) of such terms is formally specified – Can also specify relationships between terms in multiple ontologies
-----By Thomas Robert (Tom) Gruber (1994)‘A formal, explicit specification of a shared conceptualization’must be machine not private to some individual,understandable but accepted by a group types of concepts and an abstract model of some constraints must be clearly phenomenon in the world formed by defined identifying the relevant concepts of that phenomenon
v To share common understanding of the structure of information among people or software agents.v To enable reuse of domain knowledge.v To make domain assumptions explicit.v To separate domain knowledge from the operational knowledge.v To analyze domain knowledge.
r Defining terms in the domain and relations among themv Identifying the domain.v Defining concepts in the domain (classes). (human, animal, food, table, movies, etc..)v Arranging the concepts in a hierarchy (superclass -Subclass hierarchy). (Ex- Animal -herbivorous -omnivorous -carnivorous)v Defining which attributes and properties classes can have and constraints on their values. Attributes (data properties), i.e. human has properties of gender, height, weight, father, mother, etc. Properties (Relations), i.e. Indian Statistical Institute is located in Bangalore. HERBIVORES= only eat vegetables for example elephants are herbivores CARNIVORES= only eat meat for example tigers are carnivores OMNIVORES= omnivores eat both meat and plants for example dogs are omnivoresv Defining individuals and filling in properties values.
The three major uses of Ontologies are:v To assist in communication between humans and computer.v To achieve interoperability and communication among software systems.v To improve the design and quality design and the quality of software system.
The term ‘procedure’ used by one tool is translated into the term ‘method ‘ used by the other via the ontology, whose term for the same underlyingprocedure concept is ‘process’. give me the procedure for…viewer here is the give me theprocedure for… translator procedure = ??? process for… procedure = process Ontology ??? = process give me the METHOD = translator METHOD process for… here is here is thethe process for… METHOD for… method library
• Ontologies generally describe:v Classes sets, collections, or types of objects (Ex-Person, animal, food, table, etc.)v Individuals the basic or “ground level” objects (Ex- Subhashis Das is an Individual of ClassPerson)v Relationships ways that objects can be related to one another (Subhashis Das lives in Kolkata )v Attributes properties, features, characteristics, or parameters that objects can have andshare ( Subhashis Das has properties of gender, height, weight, hair colour, mobile no, etc)
From a practical view, ontology is the representation of something we know about.“Ontologies" consist of a representation of things, that are detectable or directlyobservable, and the relationships between those things.
• Sir Ratan Naval Tata (born 28 December 1937) is an Indian businessman who became chairman (1991– ) of the Tata Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate. He is a member of a prominent family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists (Tata family). Tata received the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s most distinguished civilian awards, in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008. He has also been ranked as Indias most powerful CEO. Ratan Tata was adopted to famous Tata , a prominent family belonging to the Parsi community. Ratan is the grandson of Tata group founder Jamsedji Tata. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratan_Tata) Relations: is-a, received, is-CEO-of, is_granson_of, Ratan Tata has Properties of Gender: male DOB: 28 Dec, 1937 Race: Parsi Administrative role: CEO of Tata group
Requirements for an ontology language• A well defined syntax• A well-defined semantics• Efficient reasoning support• Adequate expressive power• Convenience of expression
RDF/RDF Schema• Used for describing resources on web• Written in XML• W3C recommendation• RDF Schema is an extension of RDF• Provides the framework to describe application- specific classes and properties instead of actual application classes and properties• Similar to classes in OOP languages
Basic Building Blocks of RDF Schema• Classes and their instances• Binary properties between classes• Organization of classes and properties in hierarchies• Domain and range restrictions
Limitations of RDF Schema• Local Scope of properties• Disjointness of classes• Boolean combinations of classes• Cardinality restrictions• Special characteristics of properties
OWL, a Web Ontology Language• OWL stands for Web Ontology Language• OWL is for processing information on the web• Three sublanguages – OWL Full – OWL DL – OWL Lite• Build on top of – XML – RDFS• Similar to RDF but with much stronger syntax and larger vocabulary• OWL is a W3C standard
OWL Full• Maximum expressiveness• Fully upward compatible with RDF• OWL Full allows an ontology to enhance the meaning of the pre-defined (RDF or OWL) vocabulary• All language constructors can be used in any combination as long as it is legal RDF• Reasoning software are not able to support every feature of OWL Full
OWL DL• Based on Description Logic• Maximum expressiveness without losing completeness• Widely available reasoning systems• Constraints: – Vocabulary partitioning – Explicit typing – Property separation – No transitive cardinality restrictions – Restricted anonymous classes
OWL Lite• Must be an OWL DL ontology• The constructors owl:oneOf, owl:disjointWith, owl:union Of, owl:complementOF and owl:hasValue are not allowed• Cardinality statements can be made only on values 0 or 1.• owl:equivalentClass cannot be made between anonymous classes, but only between class identifiers
RDF OWL OWL OWLXML RDF Schema Lite DL Full Increasing Semantic Expressiveness
Building Blocks in OWL…[contd.]• Ontology declaration (XML syntax) <rdf:RDF xmlns:owl =http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#" xmlns:rdf ="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#" xmlns:xsd ="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#">• Ontology metadata (information about the ontology) <owl:Ontology rdf:about=""> <rdfs:comment>An example OWL ontology</rdfs:comment> <owl:priorVersion rdf:resource="http://www.mydomain.org/uni-ns-old"/> <owl:imports rdf:resource="http://www.mydomain.org/persons"/> <rdfs:label>University Ontology</rdfs:label> </owl:Ontology>
Building Blocks in OWL• Classes – Every class is a descendant of owl:Thing – Classes are defined using owl:Class – Equivalence is defined using owl:equivalentClass• Subsumption – Provided by owl:subClassOf• Partitions – Disjoint partition owl:disjointWith – Exhaustive partition owl:oneOf
Building Blocks in OWL…[contd.]• Attributes (properties) – Datatype properties: Allows to describe a specific aspect of a concept • Based on XSD data types • The range specifies the data type • The domain specifies the class to which the property is referred – E.g.: Phone, title, age – Object properties: Attributes that define relationships between classes (Relations) • E.g.: isTaughtBy(Class(course), Class(professor))
Building Blocks in OWL…[contd.]• Relationships – Directed • From one concept to another, no vice versa – Defined through object properties • Domain: the class(es) from which the relation departs • Range: the relation destination(s) – Subsumption between relationships is possible
Building Blocks in OWL…[contd.]• Instances (Individuals) – No unique name assumption in OWL – If two instances have a different name or ID this does not imply that they are different individuals • E.g.: “Queen Elizabeth”, “The Queen” and “Elizabeth Windsor” might all refer to the same individual – It must be explicitly stated that individuals are the same as each other, or different to each other – Defined by means of rdf:Description + rdf:Type
Building Blocks in OWL…[contd.]• Advanced constructs – OWL supports several advanced constructs to define classes and relationships – Constraints defined on attribute values (either object or datatype properties)
Special Properties• owl:TransitiveProperty• owl:SymmetricProperty• owl:FunctionalProperty• owl:InverseFunctionalProperty
• The are many Ontology tools are available in the present times such as Protégé, OntoEdit, Ontolingua, OilEd, pOWL etc.• Protégé is a free, open-source platform to construct domain models and knowledge-based applications with ontologies.• It provide Graphical User Interface for development of RDF and OWL statement.
• Go http://protege.stanford.edu/download/registered.htmlto download Protégé• Protégé OWL editor is built with the full installation of Protégé platform. During the install process, choose the “Basic+OWL” option.• For more details: http://protege.stanford.edu/doc/owl/getting-started.html
Protégé• There are two main ways of modeling ontologies: – Frame-based – OWL• Each has its own user interface – Protégé Frames editor: enables users to build and populate ontologies that are frame-based, in accordance with OKBC (Open Knowledge Base Connectivity Protocol). – Protégé OWL editor: enables users to build ontology for the Semantic Web, in particular to OWL • Classes • Properties • Instances • Reasoning
Building an OWL OntologyCreate a new OWL project – Start protégé – A new empty Protégé-OWL project has been created. – Save it in your local file as pizza.owl
Named Classes• Go to OWL Classes tab• The empty class tree contains one class called owl:Thing, which is superclass of everything.• Create subclasses Pizza, PizzaTopping and PizzaBase. They are subclasses of owl:Thing.
Disjoint classesHow to say that Pizza, PizzaTopping and PizzaBase classes are disjoint.
OWL Properties• OWL Properties represent relationships between two objects.• There are two main properties: – Object properties: link object to object – datatype properties: link object to XML Schema datatype or rdf:literal• OWL has another property – Annotation properties, to be used to add annotation information to classes, individuals, OntoGraf etc.
Inverse Properties• Each object property may have a corresponding inverse property.• If some property links individual a to individual b, then its inverse property will link individual b to individual a.
Functional Properties• If a property is functional, for a given individual, there can only be at most one individual to be related via this property. – For a given domain, range must be unique• Functional properties are also known as single valued properties.
Inverse Functional Properties• If a property is inverse functional, then its inverse property is functional. – For a given range, domain must be unique.
Functional v/s Inverse Functional Properties• FunctionalProperty vs InverseFunctionalProperty domain range example Functional For a given Range is hasFather: A hasFather Property domain unique B, A hasFather C B=C InverseFunctional Domain is For a given hasID: A hasID B, C Property unique range hasID B A=C
Transitive Properties• If a property is transitive, and the property related individual a to individual b, and also individual b to individual c, then we can infer that individual a is related to individual c via property P.
Symmetric Properties• If a property P is symmetric, and the property relates individual a to individual b, then individual b is also related to individual a via property P.
Property: domains and ranges• Properties link individuals from the domain to individuals from the range• Let us see the live demo in Protégé Software
Ontology ApplicationThe topic can be discussed using two approaches:• Discussing the Ontology application domains• Discussing the Ontology integration in Applications (i.e. Context-aware Applications using Ontology)
Ontology Application Domains/ Key Areas• Information retrieval procedure• Knowledge representation/sharing• Semantic Digital Libraries• Software engineering• Natural-Language processing• Multi-agent systems
Information retrieval procedure• Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) – The AOS/CS will serve as a multilingual repository of concepts in the agricultural domain providing ontological relationships and a rich, semantically sound terminology.• the purpose of the AOS is to achieve:• better indexing of resources,• better retrieval of resources, and• increased interaction within the agricultural community.
Information retrieval procedureThe Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) (A Tool for Facilitating Access to Knowledge)Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Library and Documentation Systems Division, AGRIS/CARIS and Documentation GroupRome, Italy, June 2001, Draft 5a, September 2001
Agricultural Ontology Service Concept Server (AOS/CS)• Initially developed using relational database• Now new model is developed using Web Ontology Language (OWL)• The new developed model in OWL will serve as a skeleton for building agriculture domain ontologies.*Lauser , B., Sini, M., Liang, A., Keizer, J. and Katz, S., “From AGROVOC to the Agricultural Ontology Service / Concept Server. An OWLmodel for creating ontologies in the agricultural domain”, Networked Knowledge Organization Systems and Services, The 5th EuropeanNetworked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop, Workshop at the 10th ECDL Conference, Alicante, Spain, September21, 2006.
Agricultural Ontology Service Concept Server (AOS/CS)• The multilingual issue (lexicalization) is handled using three levels of representations i.e. – Concepts (the abstract meaning), – Term ( language-specific lexical form) and – Term variant ( the range of forms that can occur for each term)• On the Bases on the above representation inter-level relations are defined i.e. – Concept to Term (has_lexicalization) – Term to String (has_acronym, has_spelling_variant, has_abbreviation) – Concept to Concept (is_a) – Term to Term (is_synonym_of, is_translation_of)
Agricultural Ontology Service Concept Server (AOS/CS) The Basic Model URI Disambiguation The Concept-to-Concept interface
Agricultural Ontology Service Concept Server (AOS/CS) Term-to-Term Interface Term-to-String Interface Classification Schemes e.g. University of Bekkeley has the following variants Model has the support of two l UCB, Cal, UC Berkeley, University of clasification schemes namely Calfornia at Berkeley AGRIS/CARIS and FAO priority areas l These relationships are modeled as l c_classification_scheme properties of the data type l r_belongs_to_scheme r_has_term_variant l r_has_category l r_has_sub_category
Semantic Digital Libraries*• To provide uniform access to Digital Libraries to deal with structural and semantic heterogeneities Three application areas of ontologies (referred JeromeDL and BRICKS semantic digital library projects) – Bibliographic Ontologies – Ontologies for Content Structures – Community-aware Ontologies*Kruk, R.S., Haslhofer, B., Piotrowski, Westerski, A. and Woroniecki, T. “The Role of Ontologies in Semantic Digital Libraries”, NetworkedKnowledge Organization Systems and Services, The 5th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)Workshop, Workshop at the 10th ECDL Conference, Alicante, Spain, September 21, 2006.
Semantic Digital Libraries• Ontologies for Content Structures – By including structural concepts in ontologies, electronic contents can be retrieved.• Community-Aware Ontologies – In semantic digital libraries, besides storing contents and meta data, track of users, their interactions, and their knowledge can be incorporated into the systems using community-aware ontologies
Recent Developments Semantic Search Ontology Based Information Retrieval 1)Mental Model 2)User-Question Model 3)System Resource Model 4)System Query Model
Semantic Digital libraries 1.Ontologies can be used to: (i) organize bibliographic descriptions, (ii) represent and expose document contents, (iii) share knowledge amongst users
• Semantic Social Network Social Network + Semantic Web 1)Social Layer 2)Ontology Layer 3) Concept Layer
Use of Ontology in Linked Data The IRW ontology can be used as a tool to make Linked Data more self- describing and to allow inference to be used to test for membership in various classes of resources The IRW ontology this in turn allows the semantic validation, to be able to describe and infer in detail the types of resources that can be interacted with via HTTP, which is useful for both tools like EARL that record validation of Web standards to be implemented in a reliable fashion, which is useful for error- reporting on the Web in general and HTTP in particular IRW clarifies the interactions between the hypertext Web and Linked Data, allowing Linked Data spiders to keep track of important provenance regarding the identity of resources, and to characterise the resources correctly for semantic validation and error detection.
• Notion of consistency: The notion of consistency which is appropriate in this network of ontologies in order to meet the requirements of future real-life application needs to be analyze.• Evolution of ontologies and metadata: One has to investigate which kind of metadata are suitable for supporting the evolution of these network ontology.• Reasoning: A basic open issue is the development of reasoning mechanisms in the presence of inconsistencies between these networked ontology.
• Semi-automatic methods: Major obstacle to developing ontology-based application in commercial setting. Therefore, the tight coupling of manual methods with automatic methods is needed.• Design patterns: Analogous to the development of design patterns in software engineering of ontologies has to be improved by the development of pattern libraries that provide ontology engineers with well engineered and application proven ontology patterns that might be used on building block.• Economic aspects: In commercial settings, one needs well-grounded estimations for the effort one has to invest for building up the required ontologies in order to be able to analyses and justify that investment. Up to now, only very preliminary methods exist to cope with these economic aspect
Conclusion• Ontologies enable a sound reasoning framework for making machines to be contextual, discernable and relevant tool to produce semantic information retrieval results• Helps to reason and turn on the meaning in searching, i.e, thus add more relevance in searching information
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