2004-04-30 2003-04-30 Benjamin C. Ashpole, bashpole@atl.lmco.com Todd Hughes, thughes@atl.lmco.com This ontology is intended to capture the fundamental concepts for the broad class of activities of ontology operations, including ontology alignment and ontology merging. text/n3 en Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories An Ontology for Ontology Operations 0.0.0 The class of algorithms in which an algorithm takes two (possibly more) ontologies A and B, compares them, and generates a list of semantic correspondences between elements in A and elements in B. The class of algorithms in which an algorithm takes two (possibly more) ontologies A and B, compares them, resolves their redundant elements, and generates a third ontology C that contains the total elements of A and B. The class of algorithms that perform inter-ontology, rather than intra-ontology reasoning. Subclasses of this class include ontology aligners and ontology mergers. Instances of this class are algorithms that do not The class of output documents for ontology operation algorithms. A property relating an ontology operation file with the first source ontology on which the algorithm operated to produce the file. A property relating an ontology operation file with the second source ontology on which the algorithm operated to produce the file. A property relating an ontology operation file with the ontology operation algorithm that was the source of the file.