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Type: Conference paper
Title: Developing an ontology for the domain name system
Author: Falkner, N.
Coddington, P.
Wendelborn, A.
Citation: 16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'05), pp.562-566
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2005
ISBN: 0769524249
9780769524245
ISSN: 1529-4188
Conference Name: Database and Expert Systems Applications Conference (16th : 2005 : Copenhagen, Denmark)
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Nickolas J. G. Falkner, Paul D. Coddington, Andrew L. Wendelborn
Abstract: Ontologies provide a means of modelling and representing a knowledge domain. Such representation, already used in purpose-built distributed information systems, can also be of great value when applied to existing distributed information systems. The domain name system (DNS) provides a wide-area distributed name resolution system which is used extensively across the Internet. Changing the type and nature of resource records stored in the DNS currently requires an extensive request for comment procedure which takes a substantial amount of time, as the change has to be made globally. We propose an ontology for a DNS zone file, to provide a machine readable codification of the DNS and a mechanism for allowing local changes to the stored and represented structure of DNS records, using the extensible nature of OWL to allow local variations without having to go through the manual RFC procedure. This ontologically based system replaces a slow manual procedure with a rapid, machine-realisable procedure based on a uniform ontological representation of significant DNS knowledge. This paper discusses the application of ontologies to the DNS and how such an application can be built using OWL, the Web ontology language.
Description: ©2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
RMID: 0020052118
DOI: 10.1109/DEXA.2005.76
Published version: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DEXA.2005.76
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