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NIST Workshop on Ontology Evaluation (NISTIR 7774)

Published

Author(s)

Ram D. Sriram, Conrad E. Bock, Fabian M. Neuhaus, Evan K. Wallace, Mary C. Brady, Mark Musen, Joanne Luciano

Abstract

The National Institute for Standards and Technology sponsored a workshop in October, 2007, on the subject of ontology evaluation. An international group of invited experts met for two days to discuss problems in measuring ontology quality. The workshop highlighted several divisions among ontology developers regarding approaches to ontology evaluation. These divisions were generally reflective of the opinions of the participants. However, the workshop documented a paucity of empirical evidence in support of any particular position. Given the importance of ontologies to every knowledge-intensive human activity, there is an urgent need for research to develop an empirically derived knowledge base of best practices in ontology engineering and methods for assuring ontology quality over time. The workshop participants brainstormed about what such a research program might look like.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7774
Report Number
7774

Keywords

semantic web, ontology, data aggregation
Created April 1, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018