Ontology Evaluation and Validation

TitleOntology Evaluation and Validation
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSamir Tartir, Ismailcem Budak Arpinar, Amit Sheth
Book TitleTheory and Applications of Ontology
Date Published2010
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN Number978-90-481-8846-8
Keywordsinformation systems applications, Ontology

In the last few years, the Semantic Web gained scientific acceptance as the means of sharing knowledge in different domains, and the cornerstone of the Semantic Web is ontologies. Currently, users trying to incorporate ontologies in their applications have to rely on their experience to try to find a suitable ontology for their applications. Methods for evaluating ontology quality and validity, ontology characterization and ranking have been developed for that purpose. In this chapter, we introduce several approaches that have been developed to aid in evaluating ontologies. In addition, we present highlights of OntoQA, an ontology evaluation and analysis tool that uses a set of metrics measuring different aspects of the ontology schema and knowledge base to give an insight to the overall characteristics of the ontology. It is important to keep in mind while reading this chapter that the definition “goodness” or the “validity” of an ontology might vary between different users or different domains.

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Samir Tartir, I. Budak Arpinar and Amit P. Sheth. Ontological Evaluation and Validation. In R. Poli (Editor): Theory and Applications of Ontology (TAO), volume II: Ontology: The Information-science Stance. Springer, June, 2010.
publisher: Springer
year: 2010
hasEditor: R. Poli (Ed.)
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hasBookTitle: Theory and Applications of Ontology (TAO), volume II