In ontology versioning, change detection should be related to dependent database or metadata, and vice-versa. Therefore, there is the need to detect change based on a bottom-up approach. This paper discusses bottom-up change detection by incorporating Ontology Metadata Vocabulary (OMV) as the interface to detect change from a database or metadata perspective. With respect to ontology versioning tasks, the approach emphasizes the use of change detection as an effort to preserve the compatibility serialization between ontology and knowledge-based systems (KBS). Our proposed framework and algorithm are presented.
Database Theory and Application (DTA) 2010; 01/2010