OntoAndalus is an ontology of pottery artefacts of al-Andalus, a relevant topic in Islamic archaeological studies in Spain and Portugal. The purpose of OntoAndalus is to further knowledge in the domain and to facilitate the development of a multilingual terminological resource based on formal descriptions or definitions of concepts and other units of knowledge.

OntoAndalus is being developed in OWL. It is presently aligned with the DOLCE+DnS Ultralite top-level ontology.



Work carried out in the context of a PhD project funded by the FCT – Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal). Studentship no. PD/BD/105765/2014.


Almeida, Bruno and Costa, Rute (2020, forthcoming). OntoAndalus: na ontology of Islamic artefacts for terminological purposes. Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage [Editors: Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz].

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