Converting OBR-Scolio Ontology in OWL DL

Vanja Luković1, Danijela Milošević2, Goran Devedžić3 and Saša Ćuković4

  1. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Technical Sciences
    Svetog Save 65, 32000, Čačak, Serbia
    vanja.lukovic@ftn.kg.ac.rs
  2. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Technical Sciences
    Svetog Save 65, 32000, Čačak, Serbia
    danijela.milosevic@ftn.kg.ac.rs
  3. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Engineering
    Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia
    devedzic@kg.ac.rs
  4. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Engineering
    Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia
    cukovic@kg.ac.rs

Abstract

We developed the OBR-Scolio ontology that models scoliosis as pathological state of spine using the method of extracting from the FMA reference ontology in anatomical domain and the principal ontology framework of the OBR reference ontology, which is spread over anatomy, physiology and pathology domains. Following the FMA modeling framework, OBR-Scolio ontology initially is created in Protégeé using its frame based representation. In order to enable more powerful reasoning support, ontology visualization, and more precise concepts' definition and description, we converted OBR-Scolio in OWL DL language, due to its higher expressiveness. The paper addresses and discusses the key conversion principles, as well as our experience in such conversion, and the results obtained from Racer reasoner.

Key words

Medical Ontologies, Ontology Conversion, Frame-based representation, Description Logic, OWL DL

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS120611053L

Publication information

Volume 10, Issue 3 (June 2013)
Year of Publication: 2013
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Luković, V., Milošević, D., Devedžić, G., Ćuković, S.: Converting OBR-Scolio Ontology in OWL DL. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1359-1385. (2013)