Dimensions Affecting Representation Styles in Ontologies

Fillottrani, Pablo Ruben and Keet, C. Maria (2019) Dimensions Affecting Representation Styles in Ontologies, Proceedings of 1st Iberoamerican conference on Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web (KGSWC'19), 23-30 June 2019, Vila Clara, Cuba, 1029, 186-200, Springer.

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There are different ways to formalise roughly the same knowledge, which negatively affects ontology reuse and alignment and other tasks such as formalising competency questions automatically. We aim to shed light on, and make more precise, the intuitive notion of such `representation styles' through characterising their inherent features and the dimensions by which a style may differ. This has led to a total of 28 different traits that are partitioned over 10 dimensions. The operationalisability was assessed through an evaluation of 30 ontologies on those dimensions and applicable values. It showed that it is feasible to use the dimensions and values and resulting in three easily recognisable types of ontologies. Most ontologies had clearly one or the other trait, whereas some were inherently mixed due to inclusion of different and conflicting design decisions.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: ontologies, ontology engineering, semantic web
Subjects: Computing methodologies > Artificial intelligence
Information systems
Alternate Locations: http://www.meteck.org/files/KGSWC19styles.pdf, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-21395-4_14
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:31
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/1346

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