Ontologies for Software Engineering and Software Technology by Coral CaleroOntologies for Software Engineering and Software Technology by Coral Calero

Ontologies for Software Engineering and Software Technology

byCoral CaleroEditorFrancisco Ruiz, Mario Piattini

Paperback | October 14, 2010

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Communication is one of the main activities in software projects, many such projects fail or encounter serious problems because the stakeholders involved have different understandings of the problem domain and/or they use different terminologies. Ontologies can help to mitigate these communication problems.Calero and her coeditors mainly cover two applications of ontologies in software engineering and software techonology: sharing knowledge of the problem domain and using a common terminology among all stakeholders; and filtering the knowledge when defining models and metamodels.The editors structured the contributions into three parts: first, a detailed introduction into the use of ontologies in software engineering and software technology in general; second, the use of ontologies to conceptualize different process-related domains such as software maintenance, software measurement, or SWEBOK, initiated by IEEE; third, the use of ontologies as artifacts in several software processes, like, for example, in OMG's MOF or MDA.By presenting the advanced use of ontologies in software research and software projects, this book is of benefit to software engineering researchers in both academia and industry.
Francisco Ruiz is associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) and Vice-Director of the Alarcos Research Group. He has been Dean of the UCLM Computer Science School for seven years and Data Processing Director at the same University for four years. His current research interests ...
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Title:Ontologies for Software Engineering and Software TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pagesPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642070876

ISBN - 13:9783642070877

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Table of Contents

1. Ontological Engineering - 2. Using Ontologies in Software Engineering and Technology - 3. Engineering the Ontology for the SWEBOK - 4. An Ontology for Software Development Methodologies and Endeavours - 5. Software Maintenance Ontology - 6. An Ontology for Software Measurement - 7. An Ontological Approach to SQL:2003 - 8. The Object Management Group Ontology Definition Metamodel - 9. Ontologies, Meta-Models, and the Model-Driven Paradigm - 10. Use of Ontologies in Software Development Environments - 11. Semantic Upgrade and Publication of Legacy Data.

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From the reviews:"It is difficult to find another book that offers such high-quality insight into ontologies and provides the reader with a specific view of applications of ontologies in SET. By presenting advanced uses of ontologies, this book can benefit a wide range of highly educated software engineering researchers and practitioners: professors, postgraduate students, and professionals in industrial research and development departments. . it is well written and will be enjoyable for all involved in the software engineering domain." (M. Ivanovic, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (2), February, 2008)