Ontology engineering is a discipline focused on the design and specification of conceptualizations.
The reading list below is targeted at MSc or PhD students who need to have a basic understanding of, and do ontology engineering.
- Ontology (information science) Wikipedia article
- Gruber, Thomas R. “Toward principles for the design of ontologies used for knowledge sharing.” International journal of human computer studies 43.5 (1995): 907-928.
- Guarino, Nicola. “Understanding, building and using ontologies.” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 46.2-3 (1997): 293-310.
- Guarino, Nicola. Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference June 6-8, 1998, Trento, Italy. Vol. 46. Ios PressInc, 1998.
- Guarino, Nicola, and Christopher Welty. “Evaluating ontological decisions with OntoClean.” Communications of the ACM 45.2 (2002): 61-65.
- Gangemi, Aldo, et al. “Sweetening ontologies with DOLCE.” Knowledge engineering and knowledge management: Ontologies and the semantic Web. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2002. 166-181.
- Sowa, John F. “Ontology, metadata, and semiotics.” Conceptual structures: Logical, linguistic, and computational issues. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2000. 55-81.
- Noy, Natalya F., and Deborah L. McGuinness. “Ontology development 101: A guide to creating your first ontology.” (2001).
- Kalfoglou, Yannis, and Marco Schorlemmer. “Ontology mapping: the state of the art.” The knowledge engineering review 18.1 (2003): 1-31.
- Uschold, Mike, et al. “The enterprise ontology.” The knowledge engineering review 13.01 (1998): 31-89.
- Guarino, Nicola. “Formal ontology, conceptual analysis and knowledge representation.” International Journal of Human Computer Studies 43.5 (1995): 625-640.
- Noy, Natalya Fridman, and Carole D. Hafner. “The state of the art in ontology design: A survey and comparative review.” AI magazine 18.3 (1997): 53.
This is by no means a complete or comprehensive list. I simply think it is a good start.