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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 2, May 2009

Issue on Computer Science

Page(s): 205-209

Automation of Semantic Web based Digital Library using Unified Modeling Language

Minal Bhise

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The semantic web ontology building process is time consuming and difficult and needs domain experts to define basic concepts and structures. There are no standard visual ontology building tools available which can map ontologies to machine understandable representations which will be used by the intelligent agents for inferencing and integration. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) being a standard visual modeling language in software engineering, it is better supported in terms of expertise and the tools as compared to the upcoming Web Ontology Language, OWL. For semantic web based digital library, development of good domain ontologies is very crucial to achieve interoperability among various components. This paper demonstrates use of UML domain modeling techniques to domain ontology using rational rose tool for digital library case study. The Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSLT) mappings have been used to map the UML ontology model to the OWL code automatically which can be used by intelligent agents to handle complex semantic queries for digital libraries. This technique would automate the ontology generation and maintenance for digital library. It also helps in automation of the inferencing and complex query processing by semantic web agents. This technique would make possible use of all the available visual domain modeling languages and models for ontology development.

Index Terms

semantic web, digital library automation, XSLT mapping, OWL, rational rose tool

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