Why evaluate ontology technologies? because it works!

Staab, Steffen and Sure, York and Gómez-Pérez, A. and Daelemans, Walter and Reinberger, Marie-Laure and Guarino, Nicola and Noy, Natalya F. (2004). Why evaluate ontology technologies? because it works!. "IEEE Intelligent Systems", v. 19 (n. 4); pp. 74-81. ISSN 1941-1294. https://doi.org/10.1109/MIS.2004.37.

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Title: Why evaluate ontology technologies? because it works!
Author/s:
  • Staab, Steffen
  • Sure, York
  • Gómez-Pérez, A.
  • Daelemans, Walter
  • Reinberger, Marie-Laure
  • Guarino, Nicola
  • Noy, Natalya F.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Intelligent Systems
Date: July 2004
ISSN: 1941-1294
Volume: 19
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Before we can give industry recommendations for incorporating ontology technology into its IT systems, we must consider two types of evaluation: content evaluation and ontology technology evaluation. Evaluating content is a must for preventing applications from using inconsistent, incorrect, or redundant ontologies. It’s unwise to publish an ontology that one or more software applications will use without first evaluating it. A well-evaluated ontology won’t guarantee the absence of problems, but it will make its use safer. Similarly, evaluating ontology technology will ease its integration with other software environments, ensuring a correct technology transfer from the academic to the industrial world. In this contribution, I explore both evaluation dimensions to try to answer the following questions: • How were widely used ontologies (including Cyc, WordNet and Euro WordNet, Standard Upper Ontology, and the DAML+OIL library) evaluated either during development or once they were implemented in an ontology language? • How robust are ontology evaluation methods? What type of ontology components do they evaluate? Are they independent of the language used to implement the ontologies? • How do ontology development platforms perform content evaluation? How mature are the evaluation tools incorporated on such platforms? Which types of errors do these tools detect? • What are the criteria used for evaluating ontology tools? What are the results?

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP6507482UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainTIC2001-2745UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 72441
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/72441/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:72441
DOI: 10.1109/MIS.2004.37
Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1333038
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 25 Jan 2023 07:53
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 07:53
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