1. Introduction

  1. Fernando Silva Parreiras

Published Online: 21 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118135068.ch1

Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering

Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering

How to Cite

Parreiras, F. S. (2012) Introduction, in Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118135068.ch1

Author Information

  1. FUMEC University, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118004173

Online ISBN: 9781118135068



  • model-driven engineering (MDE);
  • unified modeling language (UML);
  • web ontology language (OWL)


One of the pre-existing modeling languages that boosted research on model-driven engineering (MDE) is the unified modeling language (UML). It is a general-purpose modeling language, capable of capturing information about different views of systems, like static structure and dynamic behavior. Web ontology language (OWL) provides a class definition language for ontologies. This introductory chapter describes the motivation for investigating integration between UML class-based modeling and OWL. It then presents the guidelines for reading the book, and lists the previous publications covering parts of the book in the preface.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

knowledge representation languages; unified modeling language