A multi-layered ontological approach to blockchain technology

Bhattacharya, Rituparna, White, Martin and Beloff, Natalia (2022) A multi-layered ontological approach to blockchain technology. Computing Conference 2022, London, UK, 14-15 July 2022. Published in: Intelligent Computing. 508 409-428. Springer ISSN 2367-3370 ISBN 9783031104664

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In 2009, blockchain led the foundation of an era of cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin playing the role of avant-garde in the series. This phenomenal technology behind Bitcoin has been visualized by many as having far reaching impacts not only in finance and economy, but also in other sectors. This decade has witnessed the emergence of different types of blockchain, associated platforms and a plethora of applications without any standardization of the associated concepts. To facilitate a common interpretation of this technology among its users, we present a multi-layered blockchain ontology that can be leveraged for constructing a structured knowledge management and representation system in this domain. We propose a new Ontology Development Life Cycle and a methodology for the design of such complex ontologies of emerging technologies like blockchain. We devised a prototype tool leveraging the proposed methodology that will enable implementing a multi-layered modularized ontology for any domain and design applications for that domain.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Blockchain, Ontology, Semantic Blockchain, Taxonomy
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Depositing User: Martin White
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 10:27
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 14:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/103503

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