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Evaluation of the OQuaRE framework for ontology quality

Duque-Ramos, Astrid and Fernández-Breis, Jesualdo Tomás and Iniesta, Miguela and Dumontier, Michel and Egaña Arangurend, Mikel and Schulz, Stefan and Aussenac-Gilles, Nathalie and Stevens, Robert Evaluation of the OQuaRE framework for ontology quality. (2013) Expert Systems with Applications, 40 (7). 2696-2703. ISSN 0957-4174

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2012.11.004

Abstract

The increasing importance of ontologies has resulted in the development of a large number of ontologies in both coordinated and non-coordinated efforts. The number and complexity of such ontologies make hard to ontology and tool developers to select which ontologies to use and reuse. So far, there are no mechanism for making such decisions in an informed manner. Consequently, methods for evaluating ontology quality are required. OQuaRE is a method for ontology quality evaluation which adapts the SQuaRE standard for software product quality to ontologies. OQuaRE has been applied to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different ontologies but, so far, this framework has not been evaluated itself. Therefore, in this paper we present the evaluation of OQuaRE, performed by an international panel of experts in ontology engineering. The results include the positive and negative aspects of the current version of OQuaRE, the completeness and utility of the quality metrics included in OQuaRE and the comparison between the results of the manual evaluations done by the experts and the ones obtained by a software implementation of OQuaRE.

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HAL Id:hal-01119497
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Carleton University (CANADA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
Other partners > University of Manchester (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Medical University of Graz (AUSTRIA)
Other partners > Universidad de Murcia - UM (SPAIN)
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TIN2010- 21388-C02-02
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Deposited On:23 Feb 2015 08:31

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