@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7900,
	  title     = {An Ontology Abstract Machine},
	  author    = {Leong Lee and  Jennifer Leopold and  Julia Albath and  Alton Coalter},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {As more people from non-technical backgrounds
are becoming directly involved with large-scale ontology
development, the focal point of ontology research has shifted
from the more theoretical ontology issues to problems
associated with the actual use of ontologies in real-world,
large-scale collaborative applications. Recently the National
Science Foundation funded a large collaborative ontology
development project for which a new formal ontology model,
the Ontology Abstract Machine (OAM), was developed to
satisfy some unique functional and data representation
requirements. This paper introduces the OAM model and the
related algorithms that enable maintenance of an ontology that
supports node-based user access. The successful software
implementation of the OAM model and its subsequent
acceptance by a large research community proves its validity
and its real-world application value.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {988 - 999},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7900},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/28},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 28, 2009},