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Dependencies between modularity metrics towards improved modules

Khan, Zubeida Casmod and C. Maria Keet (2016) Dependencies between modularity metrics towards improved modules. In Blomqvist, E, P Ciancarini, F Poggi and F Vitali, Eds. Proceedings 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'16) 10024, pages 400-415, Bologna, Italy.

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Recent years have seen many advances in ontology modularisation. This has made it difficult to determine whether a module is actually a good module; it is unclear which metrics should be considered. The few existing works on evaluation metrics focus on only some metrics that suit the modularisation technique, and there is not always a quantitative approach to calculate them. Overall, the metrics are not comprehensive enough to apply to a variety of modules and it is unclear which metrics fare well with particular types of ontology modules. To address this, we create a comprehensive list of module evaluation metrics with quantitative measures. These measures were implemented in the new Tool for Ontology Module Metrics (TOMM) which was then used in a testbed to test these metrics with existing modules. The results obtained, in turn, uncovered which metrics fare well with which module types, i.e., which metrics need to be measured to determine whether a module of some type is a ‘good’ module.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:ontology engineering
Subjects:I Computing Methodologies: I.2 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ID Code:1132
Deposited By:Keet, C. Maria
Deposited On:30 December 2016
Alternative Locations:http://www.meteck.org/files/modulesEKAW16.pdf, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-49004-5_26