University of Twente Student Theses


Automatic generation of graphical domain ontology editors

Nijenhuis, C.F. (2011) Automatic generation of graphical domain ontology editors.

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Abstract:The field of Service-Oriented Computing has the vision that services represent distributed pieces of functionality. Combining services may result in new and more complex functionality. Platforms to help users find, select and invoke services are being built. These platforms provide users with tools to help them with these tasks. One of these platforms is the Context-Aware Service Platform. This thesis proposes an architecture for automatic generation of tool support for domain specialists performing modeling tasks. The research has been done in the scope of the Context-Aware Service Platform. The proposed architecture provides an automatic way to generate domain ontology editors, based on a language described by an upper level ontology. The process involves translating upper level ontologies into metamodels, automatically generating editors from metamodels and keeping traces between the stages of the process. These are traces between the upper level ontologies and the metamodels resulting from the translation, and traces between newly generated languages and existing languages used by the generated domain ontology editors. A prototype tool has been developed and an evaluation of this prototype has been performed within this research. The resulting domain ontology editors can be used by domain specialists of the Context-Aware Service Platform, providing them with the means to specify knowledge about domains. Service providers can annotate their services with domain-specific knowledge. This knowledge can be used by the platform to help service clients to find and invoke services.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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