Ontology versioning deals with the management of ontology changes, including the evaluation of the consequences arising from these changes. We describe a distributed, "pluggable" blackboard architecture for managing different ontology versions. This allows existing environments for ontology design to be naturally extended with versioning capabilities with little or no overhead. We also outline how some core components of our architecture can be linked together, showing how this can be used to manage ontology versions, reasoning with and about them.
|Title of host publication||Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXI|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence|
|Editors||Max Bramer, Frans Coenen, Tony Allen|
|Place of Publication||London, England|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|