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Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology

Alani, Harith; Harris, Steven and O'Neil, Ben (2005). Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology. In: International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, 28-30 November 2005, Vienna, Austria, IEEE.

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Abstract

Many ontologies are built for the main purpose of representing a domain, rather than to meet the requirements of a specific application. When applications and services are deployed over an ontology, it is sometimes the case that only few parts of the ontology are queried and used. Identifying which parts of an ontology are being used could useful for realising the necessary fragments of the ontology to run the applications. Such information could be used to winnow an ontology, i.e., simplifying or shrinking the ontology to smaller, more fit for purpose sizes. This paper presents a study on the use of the AKT Reference Ontology by a number of applications and services, and investigate the possibility of using this information to winnow that ontology.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 IEEE
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20041
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 13:18
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 08:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20041
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