Published: 2003 Oktober
Buchtitel: KCAP 2003
In this paper we present an approach to model ontology evolution as reconfiguration-design problem solving. The problem is reduced to a graph search where the nodes are evolving ontologies and the edges represent the changes that transform the source node into the target node. The search is guided by the constraints provided partially by a user and partially by a set of rules defining ontology consistency. In this way we allow a user to specify an arbitrary request declaratively and ensure its resolving. The approach is implemented in the KAON framework and the evaluation study shows its benefits.