d'Aquin, Mathieu; Schlicht, Anne; Stuckenschmidt, Heiner and Sabou, Marta
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01907-4_4|
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While many authors have argued for the benefits of applying principles of modularization to ontologies, there is not yet a common understanding of how modules are defined and what properties they should have. In the previous section, this question was addressed from a purely logical point of view. In this chapter, we take a broader view on possible criteria that can be used to determine the quality of a modules. Such criteria include logic-based, but also structural and application-dependent criteria, sometimes borrowing from related fields such as software engineering. We give an overview of possible criteria and identify a lack of application-dependent quality measures. We further report some modularization experiments and discuss the role of quality criteria and evaluation in the context of these experiments.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Springer-Verlag|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Knowledge Media Institute|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)|
|Depositing User:||Kay Dave|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2010 15:04|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2012 20:46|
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