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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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CHAPTER 11 Using OWL in the Wild

OWL provides a wide variety of modeling capabilities for relating information in flexible and powerful ways. We have seen a number of examples of how these constructs can be combined to represent complex relationships among various data sources. In this chapter, we delve into two detailed examples of how OWL can be used in real-world modeling situations.

Our examples feature applications from two government ontologies: one for modeling enterprise architectures and one in the life sciences. In both cases, the semantic model provides a set of reference concepts to be used as a basis for other work. In the first case, the model provides guidance for a description of the enterprise architecture of a government agency. ...

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