European Knowledge Acquisition Workshop

EKAW 2016: Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management pp 636-650

Categorization Power of Ontologies with Respect to Focus Classes

  • Vojtěch Svátek
  • Ondřej Zamazal
  • Miroslav Vacura
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49004-5_41

Volume 10024 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Svátek V., Zamazal O., Vacura M. (2016) Categorization Power of Ontologies with Respect to Focus Classes. In: Blomqvist E., Ciancarini P., Poggi F., Vitali F. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. EKAW 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10024. Springer, Cham

Abstract

When reusing existing ontologies, preference might be given to those providing extensive subcategorization for the classes deemed important in the new ontology (focus classes). The reused set of categories may not only consist of named classes but also of some compound concept expressions that could be viewed as meaningful categories by human ontologist. We define the general notion of focused ontologistic categorization power; for the sake of tractable experiments we then choose a restricted concept expression language and map it to syntactic axiom patterns. The occurrence of the patterns has been verified in two ontology collections, and for a sample of pattern instances their ontologistic status has been assessed by different groups of users.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vojtěch Svátek
    • 1
  • Ondřej Zamazal
    • 1
  • Miroslav Vacura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Knowledge EngineeringUniversity of EconomicsPrague 3Czech Republic