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Current revision ID: 13196

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General description

Name: Computer System
Submitted by: PanagiotisMitzias, EfstratiosKontopoulos, MarinaRiga
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Intent: The pattern intends to model computer systems based on a hardware/software approach. This pattern has been developed by MKLab at CERTH/ITI and Tate for the PERICLES FP7 project.


Competency Questions:
  • What is currently installed in a computer? A computer uses specific pieces of hardware and software.

  • What software or hardware is required so that some other software or hardware can operate properly? This relationship is represented with properties requiresSoftware and requiresHardware.

  • What software or hardware is compatible with other software or hardware? This is expressed via the isCompatibleWith relationship.

Solution description: The pattern represents a computer system, along with the involved software and hardware components. It also includes significant properties between these main entities.
Reusable OWL Building Block: (725)
Consequences: The design pattern is expected to facilitate the creation of computer system domain ontologies that can be exploited in numerous fields. A well-established, comprehensible pattern will prove to be advantageous.
  • The computer uses Ubuntu 16.04.
  • The graphics card requires driver A.
  • The software is compatible with Windows 10.
  • The processor is compatible with motherboard B.
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The Computer System Content OP locally defines the following ontology elements:

ObjectProperty isCompatibleWith (owl:ObjectProperty) Represents the relationship of compatibility between two components.
isCompatibleWith page
ObjectProperty requiresHardware (owl:ObjectProperty) Indicates that an entity requires a certain piece of hardware to operate.
requiresHardware page
ObjectProperty requiresSoftware (owl:ObjectProperty) Indicates that an entity requires a certain piece of software to operate.
requiresSoftware page
ObjectProperty usesDriver (owl:ObjectProperty) Indicates the usage of a specific driver.
usesDriver page
ObjectProperty usesHardware (owl:ObjectProperty) Indicates the usage of a specific piece of hardware.
usesHardware page
ObjectProperty usesOperatingSystem (owl:ObjectProperty) Indicates the usage of a certain Operating System.
usesOperatingSystem page
ObjectProperty usesSoftware (owl:ObjectProperty) Indicates the usage of a specific piece of software.
usesSoftware page
Class Computer (owl:Class) This entity represents computers of any type, size, cost and application.
Computer page
Class Driver (owl:Class) A computer program that operates or controls a particular type of device that is attached to a computer.
Driver page
Class Hardware (owl:Class) A physical component or a collection of physical components used by (or within or aside) a computer.
Hardware page
Class OperatingSystem (owl:Class) A system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
OperatingSystem page
Class Software (owl:Class) Part of a computer system that consists of encoded information or computer instructions.
Software page

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