It is our mission to create the DERI Ontology Management Environment (DOME). By exhaustively developing such a suite, we aim at providing an integral solution for the Ontology management problem. The main inspiring priciples

  • simplicity (a solution to the ontology management problem that is as simple as possible),
  • completeness (solves all aspects of the ontology management problem),
  • reuse (borrows concepts and ideas from well stablish research areas such a DDBB field)

should provide a world-wide leading suite, which will be developed together with industrial partners and other research groups, and will be aligned with many different research projects.

The Ontology Management suite will comprise tooling support for

  • Versioning,
  • Merging and
  • Alignment

that will be integrated as part of the general ontology Editing and Browsing tool. It will make use of an ontology-neutral API that will provide access to different ontology repositories and reasoning engines. Further, a repository and a repository management tool for the administration of the repository will be developed.

The technological mission is to create an efficient and reliable Ontology Management suite enabling application developers to make extensive usage of Ontology technologies for enhanced information processing facilities.