Volume 23, Issue 2 (2012), pp. 203–224
The emergence of the Semantic Web have revived the interest in knowledge engineering and ontologies. Different paradigms often share challenges and solutions, and can complement and mutually improve each other. This paper presents a simple and agile integration of ontologies and programming on a small scale, and in a down-to-Earth manner by incorporating the ontology paradigm into a mainstream programming environment. The approach is based on metaprogramming, which has been used to internalize the ontology modeling paradigm into the Clojure language. The resulting DSL, Magic Potion, is implemented in Cojure and blends ontology, functional, object-oriented and concurrent paradigms, which is suitable for general-purpose domain modeling, from technology enhanced learning to business.
Volume 14, Issue 4 (2003), pp. 455–470
The main purpose of the paper is to compare ontology‐based reuse techniques in domain engineering and enterprise engineering. It discusses attempts to combine classical domain engineering techniques with ontology‐based techniques as well as the attempts to incorporate ontologies in enterprise engineering process and demonstrates that, on the one hand, both approaches still are not mature enough to solve practical reuse problems and, on the other hand, both propose ideas that can be used to develop more mature approach. The main contribution of the paper is the detail description of the problems of ontology‐based reuse of enterprise engineering assets.