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Towards a Simple Ontology Definition Language (SOntoDL) for a Semantic Web of Evidence-Based Medical Information

  • Rolf Grütter
  • Claus Eikemeier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2101)

Abstract

This paper documents the development of a Simple Ontology Definition Language (SOntoDL). The development is part of a project aimed at the implementation of an ontology-based semantic navigation through the glossary of an evidence-based medical information service on the WWW. The latest version of SOntoDL is integrated with the RDF/RDFS framework thereby providing for the foundation of a Semantic Web of evidence-based medical information.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Grütter
    • 1
  • Claus Eikemeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Media and Communications ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

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