Knowledge representation with ontologies: the present and future

Christopher Brewster, Kieron O'Hara

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Recently, we have seen an explosion of interest in ontologies as artifacts to represent human knowledge and as critical components in knowledge management, the semantic Web, business-to-business applications, and several other application areas. Various research communities commonly assume that ontologies are the appropriate modeling structure for representing knowledge. However, little discussion has occurred regarding the actual range of knowledge an ontology can successfully represent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-81
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


  • business data processing
  • knowledge representation
  • semantic Web
  • business-to-business application
  • knowledge management
  • ontology


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