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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, 2nd Edition by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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Modeling for Reuse

One of the principal drivers in the creation of a semantic model is that it will be used by someone other than its designer in a new context that was not fully anticipated. If you are designing a model, you must consider the challenges the people using your model might face. How can you make this job easier for them?

Insightful names versus wishful names

When you are reusing a model that you found on the Web, you’d like to know the intent of the various components of the model (classes, properties, individuals). The support that a model provides for question answering is given formally by the inferences that the model entails. As far as an inference engine is concerned, entities in the model could have any name at all, like ...

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