Knowledge Systems Laboratory
Abstract: The Chimaera Ontology Environment
Ontologies have become central components in many applications including search,
e-commerce, configuration and, arguably, every large web site (at least for
organization and navigation). As ontologies become larger, more distributed,
and longer-lived, the need for ontology creation and maintenance environments
grows. In our work with ontologies and tool environments over the last few
years, we have observed growing needs for automated support of two tasks:
(1) merging multiple ontologies and
(2) diagnosing (and evolving) ontologies.
Chimaera is an ontology environment aimed supporting these two tasks.
Deborah L. McGuinness,
James Rice, and
``The Chimaera Ontology Environment,''
In the Proceedings of the
The Seventeenth National Conference
on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2000),
Austin, Texas, July 30 - August 3, 2000.
paper in word format
Selected Papers of Deborah L. McGuinness.