A new fuzzy ontology development methodology (FODM) proposal

Li, Xin and Martínez Ortega, José Fernán and Rubio Cifuentes, Gregorio (2016). A new fuzzy ontology development methodology (FODM) proposal. "IEEE Access", v. PP (n. 99); pp. 1-14. ISSN 2169-3536. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2621756.


Title: A new fuzzy ontology development methodology (FODM) proposal
  • Li, Xin
  • Martínez Ortega, José Fernán
  • Rubio Cifuentes, Gregorio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Access
Date: 2016
ISSN: 2169-3536
Volume: PP
Freetext Keywords: Fuzzy ontologies, methodology, generality, vagueness, knowledge representation.
Faculty: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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There is an upsurge in applying fuzzy ontologies to represent vague information in the knowledge representation field. Current research in the fuzzy ontologies paradigm mainly focuses on developing formalism languages to represent fuzzy ontologies, designing fuzzy ontology editors, and building fuzzy ontology applications in different domains. Less focus falls on establishing a formal methodological approach for building fuzzy ontologies. Existing fuzzy ontology development methodologies, such as the IKARUS-Onto methodology and Fuzzy Ontomethodology, provide formalized schedules for the conversion from crisp ontologies into fuzzy ones. However, a formal guidance on how to build fuzzy ontologies from scratch still lacks in current research. Therefore, this paper presents the first methodology, named FODM, for developing fuzzy ontologies from scratch. The proposed FODM can provide a very good guideline for formally constructing fuzzy ontologies in terms of completeness, comprehensiveness, generality, efficiency, and accuracy. To explain how the FODM works and demonstrate its usefulness, a fuzzy seabed characterization ontology is built based on the FODM and described step-by-step.

Funding Projects

Horizon 2020662107SWARMsJosé Fernán Martínez OrtegaSmart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes (H2020-EU. - ECSEL)
Government of SpainPCIN-2014-022-C02-02UnspecifiedJosé Fernán Martínez OrtegaRedes de cooperación inteligente de vehículos submarinos

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Item ID: 43846
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43846/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43846
DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2621756
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7728006/
Deposited by: Prof. José-Fernán Martínez
Deposited on: 08 Nov 2016 06:53
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 15:31
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