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FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
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Building Ontologies for Reuse – Lessons Learned from Unit Ontologies

Title: Building Ontologies for Reuse – Lessons Learned from Unit Ontologies
Authors: Sirko Schindler, Jan Martin Keil
Source: 2nd International Workshop on Bad Or Good Ontology, part of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2019)
Place: Graz, Austria
Date: 2019-09-23
Type: Workshop Paper
Abstract:

Reusability is a key advantage promised by ontologies.
But in practice, the reuse is oftentimes impeded or even prevented by bad ontology designs.
In this case study, we report on experiences when trying to utilize existing ontologies for measurement units in a scientific data management system.
For this well defined domain, there is a wide range of ontologies and modeling approaches available.
However, the models lend themselves differently to reuse.
We want to draw ontology engineers’ attention to encountered examples of good and bad design decisions to be considered in future developments.

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