Briefly discusses what an ontology is before focusing on querying a database via an ontology. Fairly dismissive of the Semantic Web as a pipe dream- but the description of how ontologies work in practice (in the context of querying a database) may be quite useful to those who have only been lectured on the topic of ontologies in an abstract, theoretical manner.

Keywords: Entity-Relationship Schema, Unified Modeling Language (UML), Ontology, Constraints
Author: Franconi, Enrico
Publisher: Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB)
Date created: 2012-07-04 04:00:00.000
Time required: P1H10M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: professional
Interactivity type: expositive

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