Handbook on Ontologies

Part of the series International Handbooks on Information Systems pp 293-313


Ontology Evaluation

  • Denny VrandečićAffiliated withInstitut AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) Email author 

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The evaluation of ontologies is still an emerging field. A set of preliminary ideas and frameworks have been suggested in the literature. This chapter collects ontology quality criteria and lays out a common framework for aspects of ontology evaluation. It will present in depth descriptions of these ontology aspects and how to evaluate them. The techniques and ideas collected and presented here will help to uncover errors in ontologies. This chapter concentrates on the automatic, domain- and task-independent evaluation of an ontology.