Modelling Ontology Evaluation and Validation

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Modelling Ontology Evaluation and Validation
We present a comprehensive approach to ontology evaluation and validation, which have become a crucial problem for the development of semantic technologies. Existing evaluation methods are integrated into one sigle framework by means of a formal model. This model consists, firstly, of a metaontology called O2 , that characterises ontologies as semiotic objects. Based on O2 and an analysis of existing methodologies, we identify three main types of measures for evaluation: structural measures, that are typical of ontologies represented as graphs; functional measures, that are related to the intended use of an ontology and of its components; and usability-profiling measures, that depend on the level of annotation of the considered ontology. The metaontology is then complemented with an ontology of ontology validation called oQual, which provides the means to devise the best set of criteria for choosing an ontology over others in the context of a given project. Finally, we provide a small ...
Aldo Gangemi, Carola Catenacci, Massimiliano Ciara
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ESWS
Authors Aldo Gangemi, Carola Catenacci, Massimiliano Ciaramita, Jos Lehmann
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