OntoBasis - Foundations, Construction, Services and Applications of Ontologies

The topic of the research project was "Foundations, Construction, Services and Applications of Ontologies. Their role in Database, Web Semantics, and Computational Linguistics".

In this project, WISE investigated how the use of ontologies can simplify and facilitate the (conceptual) specification phase of a virtual (web) environment. As a Virtual Environment is composed of objects it may be possible to extract properties of these objects and their relationships in the Virtual Environment from available ontologies covering the domain under consideration. On the other hand also, their specifications may be checked for consistency using such available ontologies. 

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Status: Finished

Start Date: 01-01-2002

End Date: 31-12-2005


External Research Groups Involved
STARLab - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
CNTS - University of Antwerp

Companies Involved
L&C Language and Computing NV
Tele Atlas
Office Line Engineering
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Funded By
IWT - Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie