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SemVersion: RDF-based ontology versioning system

By Max Voelkel and Tudor Groza


Knowledge domains and their formal representations via ontologies are typically subject to change in practical applications. Additionally, engineering of ontologies often takes place in distributed settings where multiple independent users interact. Therefore, change management for ontologies becomes a crucial aspect for any kind of ontology management environment. This paper introduces a new RDF-centric versioning approach and an implementation called SemVersion. SemVersion provides structural and semantic versioning for RDF models and RDF-based ontology languages like RDFS. KEYWORDS Knowledge management, Ontology versioning, Triple store, RDF

Publisher: IADIS Press
Year: 2006
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