A domain specific sub-ontology derivation end-user tool for the Semantic Grid

Toshihiro Uchibayashi, Bernady O. Apduhan*, Norio Shiratori

*Corresponding author for this work

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Sub-ontology, as the name implies, is a subset of an ontology tailored for a specific domain. Large-scale ontology data can be optimized by extracting the required sub-ontology. Sub-ontology extraction that reflects the user requirements is one method of addressing the issue. Here, sub-ontology extraction methods are called sub-ontology optimization schemes. In this paper, we develop a visual view for users to adopt sub-ontology extraction methods with a particular aim of providing users a front-end tool to perform a particular sub-ontology extraction. Likewise, we construct a Semantic Grid prototype environment to extract the sub-ontology and conducted preliminary evaluation through illustrations using the UMLS Semantic Network. Functional evaluations provided promising results to pursue further experiments and studies on the problem issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalTelecommunication Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Semantic Grid
  • Sub-ontology
  • Sub-ontology extraction
  • Visual end-user tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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