Quotation Sabou, Reka Marta, Fernandez, Miriam. 2012. Ontology (Network) Evaluation. In: Ontology Engineering in a Networked World, Hrsg. Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Enrico Motta, Aldo Gangemi, 193-212. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.




Ontology evaluation refers to the activity of checking the technical quality of an ontology against a frame of reference. As such, it is of core importance for ontology engineering supporting scenarios such as ontology validation, knowledge selection, or the evaluation of knowledge extraction algorithms. In this chapter, we provide methodological guidelines for evaluating stand-alone ontologies as well as ontology networks. Our goal is not only to present the NeOn perspective on this issue but to also provide a practical outlook to the vast area of work in the area of ontology evaluation. Without performing an extensive state-of-the-art analysis of this research field, we aim to illustrate how various evaluation methods developed by the NeOn project, and not only, can be used at different stages of the evaluation process. We conclude the chapter with some concrete examples of performing ontology evaluation.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Ontology (Network) Evaluation
Title of whole publication Ontology Engineering in a Networked World
Editor Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Enrico Motta, Aldo Gangemi
Page from 193
Page to 212
Location Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher Springer
Year 2012
URL https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24794-1_9
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Sabou, Reka Marta (Details)
Fernandez, Miriam (The Open University, United Kingdom)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
1127 Information science (Details)
1138 Information systems (Details)
1140 Software engineering (Details)
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