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Petri Nets on the Semantic Web -Guidelines and Infrastructure-.

Gasevic, Dragan

In: International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems , Vol. 1, No. 2, pages 127-151. November 2004.

Abstract: This paper gives the Petri net ontology as the most important element in providing Petri net support for the Semantic Web. Available Petri net formal descriptions are: metamodels, UML profiles, ontologies and syntax. Metamodels are useful, but their main purpose is for Petri net tools. Although the current Petri-net community effort Petri Net Markup Language (PNML) is XML-based, it lacks a precise definition of semantics. Existing Petri net ontologies are partial solutions specialized for a specific problem. In order to show current Petri net model sharing features we use P3 tool that uses PNML/XSLT-based approach for model sharing. This paper suggests developing the Petri net ontology to represent semantics appropriately. This Petri net ontology is described using UML, Resource Description Framework (Schema) - RDF(S) and the Web Ontology Language - OWL.

Keywords: Petri nets; ontologies; Semantic Web; PNML; XML.

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