Building a Pattern Language using an Ontological Approach

H.M. Hosny and R.O. Badr (Egypt)


Ontology, pattern, pattern language, stability models


Building pattern languages and pattern language management tools have recently become attractive research areas. Both the pattern languages and their management tools are built to allow for knowledge sharing and reusability. To facilitate the task of building pattern languages and management tools while taking reusability into consideration, our attention was drawn to the use of ontologies. Since the idea of an ontology depends basically on knowledge sharing and reuse, adopting an ontology as a basis for building pattern languages and pattern language management tools is the approach that we propose in this paper. Moreover, a methodology for building a pattern language is presented in the form of a pattern that can be used by any pattern language builder to build any pattern language addressing a certain domain area based on an ontology.

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