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Metamodels towards Improved Domain Modeling for Semantic Inferencing



Paul W. Witherell, Anantha Narayanan Narayanan, Jae H. Lee, Sudarsan Rachuri


As information requirements have increased, domain models have become increasing complex and difficult to manage. Though domain-specific languages have been developed for domain experts, increasing their expressivity and decreasing their complexity, their effectiveness is often limited by their implementation. This paper will discuss current domain modeling practices, specifically in the form of OWL and SWRL within the context of product development. We then recommend a set of best practices to account for domain context while promoting application-specific domain modeling. We then propose that a metamodel can be used to incorporate these practices in early domain modeling. We discuss what factors should l be considered in such a metamodel, and finally outline further development in future work.
Proceedings Title
Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
Conference Dates
September 18-21, 2011
Conference Location
Palo Alto, CA


Domain Model, Onotology, Inferencing, Product Model


Witherell, P. , , A. , Lee, J. and Rachuri, S. (2011), Metamodels towards Improved Domain Modeling for Semantic Inferencing, Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Palo Alto, CA, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created October 3, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017