Empirical Analysis of Impacts of Instance-Driven Changes in Ontologies
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- Abgaz Y.M., Javed M., Pahl C. (2010) Empirical Analysis of Impacts of Instance-Driven Changes in Ontologies. In: Meersman R., Dillon T., Herrero P. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2010 Workshops. OTM 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6428. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Changes in the characterization of instances in digital content are one of the rationales to evolve ontologies that support a domain. These changes can have impacts on one or more of interrelated ontologies. Before implementing changes, their impact on the target ontology, other dependent ontologies or dependent systems should be analysed. We investigate three concerns for the determination of impacts of changes in ontologies: representation of changes to ensure minimum impact, impact determination and integrity determination. Key elements of our solution are the operationalization of changes to minimize impacts, a parameterization approach for the determination of impacts, a categorization scheme for identified impacts, and prioritization technique for change operations based on the severity of impacts.
Keywordsontology evolution impact determination instance-driven change
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