Ontology use is increasing, including within the information, library and data sector. An extension of taxonomy, ontology is often arrived upon as the solution to a particular problem (poor findability, lack of metadata application, too rigid architecture). So designing an ontology will always be purpose-driven and/or system-specific and could take many forms. No one design fits all situations, although there are fundamental rules and standards to follow.
This introductory session is aimed at helping attendees understand the key ontology design features and considerations for different use cases. The session will be useful if you are interested in ontology design, are keen to see some working ontologies, and need to understand some of the basic considerations when working back from a use case to your ontology domain model.About Annabel Snow:
Paula McCoyChair, Professional Development