How to add a New Ontology
Last update: June 4, 2002
- First, describe the ontology using a system based on Description Logics.
- Then, define the mapping information between its terms and the underlying
data repositories, if any (click here to see
how to add new data repositories). A repository catalog for the new ontology
must be created. An Ontology Server and the
corresponding wrappers to access the data repositories should be installed. Now
the ontology can be used locally.
- To make it public to the rest of the Information System, register the
ontology in the IRM specifying a unique name and the node in which it resides.
- To make it accessible from other ontologies, describe in the IRM all
the semantic relationships of the term of teh new ontology with respect to any
term of any pre-existing ontology. One relationship per term is enough; the
rest will be deduced by the IRM.
June 4, 2002