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Criteria and evaluation for ontology modularization techniques

d'Aquin, Mathieu; Schlicht, Anne; Stuckenschmidt, Heiner and Sabou, Marta (2009). Criteria and evaluation for ontology modularization techniques. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5445, pp. 67–89.

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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 Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0302-9743
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23521
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 15:04
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 11:07
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