13. Using Templates in OWL Ontologies

  1. Fernando Silva Parreiras

Published Online: 21 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118135068.ch13

Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering

Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering

How to Cite

Parreiras, F. S. (2012) Using Templates in OWL Ontologies, in Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118135068.ch13

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



  • semantic web;
  • TwoUse toolkit;
  • web ontology language (OWL)


Integrating model-driven development and semantic web resulted in metamodels and model-driven tools for the semantic web. This chapter presents an approach for modeling ontology templates applicable to different web ontology language (OWL) metamodels and extensible to SWRL, SPARQL- DL, and SAIQL. It then introduces graphical notations containing dedicated constructs to specify templates and to bind them with domain ontologies, enabling ontology engineers to design and test templates as first-class citizens. The chapter describes the application of TwoUse and the main constructs of the metamodel extension and the different notations.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

knowledge representation languages; semantic web