Item description for Handbook on Ontologies (International Handbooks on Information Systems) (International Handbooks on Information Systems) by Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer & Steffen Staab...
An ontology is a description (like a formal specification of a program) of concepts and relationships that can exist for an agent or a community of agents. The concept is important for the purpose of enabling knowledge sharing and reuse. The Handbook on Ontologiesprovides a comprehensive overview of the current status and future prospectives of the field of ontologies. The handbook demonstrates standards that have been created recently, it surveys methods that have been developed and it shows how to bring both into practice of ontology infrastructures and applications that are the best of their kind.
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More About Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer & Steffen Staab
Dominik Kuropka works as technical product manager of the planningIT product for alfabet meta-modelling AG. Before this, he was the leader of the Adaptive Services Grid project, which is part of the basis of this book. His fields of interest are enterprise architecture modeling, planning and management as well as workflow management, service-oriented architectures, information retrieval and reference modeling.
Peter TrAger works as adjunct lecturer and researcher at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. His research interests are middleware-based distributed systems and operating systems with a focus on Grid Computing and service-oriented environments. Peter works as co-chair in the Open Grid Forum standardization body and collaborates with different industry partners in the area of Web service standards and SOA runtime governance.
Steffen Staab leads the research group on Information Systems and Semantic Web (ISWeb) at the University of Koblenz-Landau and is a co-founder of ontoprise GmbH. His interests lie in researching core technology for ontologies and semantic web as well as in applied research for exploiting these technologies for knowledge management, multimedia and software technology.
Mathias Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at the Hasso Plattner Institute of IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam. His research interests include business process management, process choreographies, and service-oriented computing.