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Title: Exploiting unified modelling language (UML) as a preliminary design tool for Common Logic-based ontologies in manufacturing
Authors: Palmer, Claire
Chungoora, Nitishal
Young, R.I.M.
Gunendran, A.G.
Usman, Zahid
Case, Keith
Harding, Jennifer A.
Keywords: Ontology design tools
Ontology visualisation methods
Common Logic
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: PALMER, C. ... et al., 2013. Exploiting unified modelling language (UML) as a preliminary design tool for Common Logic-based ontologies in manufacturing. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 26 (3), pp.267-283.
Abstract: This paper proposes a particular method which utilises the unified modelling language (UML) as a design visualisation tool for modelling ontologies based on the Common Logic knowledge representation language. The use of this method will enable Common Logic ontological concepts to be more readily accessible to general engineers and provide a valuable ontology design aid. The method proposed is explored using the knowledge frame language (KFL) which provides constructs to facilitate ontology building and is built on Common Logic. The major constructs of KFL are briefly defined and a description of how each construct may be represented in UML is given. Examples are presented showing how the constructs may be modelled in UML and a Common Logic-based implementation founded on a UML design is illustrated and discussed. The manufacturing domain is utilised as an experimental basis for demonstrating the proposed method.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing on 08/06/2012, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.688142.
Sponsor: We wish to thank the EPSRC, who have funded the work behind this paper through two related digital manufacturing projects, project 253 and project 237, of the Loughborough University Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/0951192X.2012.688142
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21031
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.688142
ISSN: 0951-192X
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