Ontology Engineering in Virtual Breeding Environments

  • Dora Simões
  • Hugo Ferreira
  • António Lucas Soares
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


This paper proposes a new method for managing the use of ontologies in the context of a Virtual Breeding Environment. This research work focus is on the dissolution phase of a Virtual Enterprise or Collaborative Network, where ontology segmentation techniques are user to enrich the VBE’s ontology library. Firstly, an overview of the process of ontology composition and decomposition is given and the ontology library system adopted described. Then, the ontologies’ ranking and classification method is described, explaining a set of metrics inspired in social network approaches. Finally, the results of preliminary tests are discussed.


Domain Ontology Partial Match Collaborative Network Virtual Enterprise Ontology Engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dora Simões
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hugo Ferreira
    • 1
  • António Lucas Soares
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.INESC PortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering Univ. PortoPortugal
  3. 3.ISCA Univ. AveiroPortugal

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