This is an outdated version of the eClassOWL project
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Research Project: eclassOWL:
Products and services categorization standards (PSCS),
like UNSPSC, eCl@ss, eOTD, or the RosettaNet Technical Dictionary
(RNTD) form a valuable set
of concepts from the product and services domain and reflect some
degree of consensus.
They are thus a promising foundation for the creation of products and
Existing approaches for this task, however, do neither properly reflect
the specific semantics
of the respective categorization standards, nor do they sufficiently
address the high versioning
dynamics due to product innovation. In this project I am developing a
for the proper reuse of such standards in product ontologies and am
working on a complete
OWL Lite version of eCl@ss.
User's Guide is available in HTML and PDF!
is ready for release!
now for the eClassOWL
mailing list in order to receive current information:
- eClassOWL 5.1: Ontology Files and Documentation (OWL Lite/DLP, compressed file, ca. 2.4 MB)
- eClassOWL 5.1: User's Guide (PDF)
- eClassOWL 5.1: User's Guide (HTML)
and Services Ontologies: A Methodology for Deriving OWL Ontologies from
Industrial Categorization Standards, Int'l Journal
on Semantic Web & Information Systems
Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 72-99, January-March 2006.
the Hierarchy of Industrial Taxonomies in OWL: The gen/tax Approach
Proceedings of the ISWC Workshop
Semantic Web Case
Studies and Best
Practices for eBusiness (SWCASE'05),
November 7, Galway, Irland.
Methodology for Deriving OWL Ontologies
from Products and Services Categorization Standards,
Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems
(ECIS2005), May 26 - May 28, 2005, Regensburg, Germany, pp. 1-12.
Hepp, Joerg Leukel,
Volker Schmitz: A
Analysis of eCl@ss, UNSPSC, eOTD, and RNTD Content, Coverage, and
Maintenance, Proceedings of
the IEEE ICEBE 2005, October
18-20, Beijing, China, pp. 572-581.
Hepp, Joerg Leukel,
Volker Schmitz: Content Metrics
Products and Services Categorization Standards,
the IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and
e-Service (EEE-05), March 29 - April 1, 2005, Hong Kong, pp. 740-745.
in the Semantic Web,
Working Paper, April 2004.