Why are ontologies not reused across the same domain?

Fernández-López, M. and Poveda-Villalon, Maria and Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen and Gómez-Pérez, A. (2019). Why are ontologies not reused across the same domain?. "Journal of Web Semantics", v. 57 ; pp. 1-9. ISSN 1570-8268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.websem.2018.12.010.

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Title: Why are ontologies not reused across the same domain?
Author/s:
  • Fernández-López, M.
  • Poveda-Villalon, Maria
  • Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Web Semantics
Date: August 2019
ISSN: 1570-8268
Volume: 57
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Ontology reuse; Ontology reliability; Ontology heterogeneity; Percentage of reuse; Reuse patterns; Drawbacks for reuse
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Even though one of the main characteristics of ontologies has always been claimed to be their reusability, throughout this paper it will be shown that ontology reuse across a given domain is not a consolidated practice. We have carried out a statistical study on ontology reuse in the ontologies collected in Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV), in addition to a particular analysis of a use case. The results of the present work show that, when building an ontology, the heterogeneity between the needed conceptualization and that of available ontologies, as well as the deficiencies in some of such ontologies (concerning documentation, licensing, etc.) are important obstacles for reusing ontologies of the same domain of the ontology under development. A possible approach to lessen these problems could be the creation of communities similar to open software ones in charge of developing and maintaining ontologies.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTIN2016-78011.C4-4-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedDatos 4.0: retos y soluciones

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Item ID: 72407
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/72407/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:72407
DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2018.12.010
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570826818300726
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 19 Jan 2023 12:38
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 12:39
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