About this book

This book is about a signfi cant step forward in software development.

The starting point for this book has been the project “Marrying Ontology and Software Technology (MOST)“, a European Commission Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) research project in the 7th Research Framework Programme. Its goal has been to improve software engineering by leveraging ontology and reasoning technology. It has aimed at developing a seamless integration technology for ontologies into Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD) (often referred to as Model-Driven Architecture (MDA)) and other software development processes, resulting in Ontology-Driven Software Development (ODSD).

That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
[Neil Armstrong]

A technical space is a model management framework accompanied by a set
of tools that operate on the models denable within the framework.
[Jean Bezivin and Ivan Kurtev]


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