Ranking Ontologies with AKTiveRank

Presented at: 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2006)

by Harith Alani, Christopher Brewster, Nigel Shadbolt

Webpage: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11926078_1
Webpage: http://iswc2006.semanticweb.org/items/Alani2006qa.pdf

Ontology search and reuse is becoming increasingly important as the quest for methods to reduce the cost of constructing such knowledge structures continues. To this end, a number of ontology libraries and search engines are coming to existence to facilitate locating and retrieving potentially relevant ontologies. The number of ontologies available for reuse is steadily growing, and so is the need for methods to evaluate and rank existing ontologies in terms of their relevance to the needs of the knowledge engineer. This paper presents AKTiveRank, a prototype system for ranking ontologies based on a number of structural metrics. The paper describes those metrics, a ranking experiment and an evaluation of results.


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