CHAPTER 8

Go Forth and Ontologize

This final chapter offers a variety of practical tips and guidelines to put the wrapping touches on what you need to know to get out there and build some real-world ontologies. We’ll have a look at some modeling tools, principles patterns, and pitfalls to speed you along your way.

Although the sections in this chapter have been thoughtfully ordered, there are relatively few dependencies among them. Feel free to skip around.

8.1    MODELING PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS

8.1.1    CONCEPTUAL AND OPERATIONAL

In traditional relational data modeling there are three distinct modeling levels: conceptual, logical, and physical. The first captures the semantics of the subject matter of the data but is not executable and therefore ...

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