What is a pattern-based ontology transformation about?

Ontology transformation enables us to modify ontology or its part. Transformation can be defined with transformation patterns. These transformation patterns consist of a source ontology pattern (OP1), a target ontology pattern (OP2) and a transformation specification between entities of those two ontology patterns (aka pattern transformation).

Historically, first publication has been poster at ESWC-2009 [4]. Subsequently, in [6] we envisioned an ontology transformation service where transformation patterns where closely bound with alignment patterns. Recently, in [5] we presented ontology transformation framework based on OPPL and OWL-API.

Next, transformation patterns are defined more formally. You can skip over those definitions and directly follow the example in Section 5.

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