Business Patterns in Ontology Design

  • Freek van Teeseling
  • Ronald Heller
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 37)


Trends in ontology design show an interest in the development of Ontology Design Patterns. Most of these are derived from a scientific point of view. We argue that there is a category missing in these pattern libraries, being that of business related patterns. In this paper we describe how Be Informed uses business patterns to develop commercial applications based on semantics and ontologies. Large scale applications ask for a structured approach, including the use of these patterns. We describe three examples of these patterns and show how they are used in existing applications.


Ontology Design Patterns Business Patterns Taxonomies Knowledge Systems Commercial knowledge systems Structuring Semantics Metamodel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Freek van Teeseling
    • 1
  • Ronald Heller
    • 1
  1. 1.Be InformedApeldoornNetherlands

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