Ontology Evaluation

  • Denny VrandečićEmail author
Part of the International Handbooks on Information Systems book series (INFOSYS)


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.


Ontology Language Ontology Engineering Ontology Learning Competency Question Ontology Graph 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



The ideas presented in this chapter have been collected and explored in discussions with many others. I want to especially thank York Sure, Aldo Gangemi, Philipp Cimiano, Johanna Völker, Enrico Motta, Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl, Marta Sabou, Markus Krötzsch, Anupriya Ankolekar, Boris Motik, Stephan Grimm, Hans-Jörg Happel, Malvina Nissim, Jos Lehmann, Valentina Presutti, Joey Lam, Christoph Tempich, Peter Haase, Dan Connolly, Rinke Hoekstra, Sebastian Rudolph, Chris Welty, Aleks Jakulin, and the participants of the EON 2006 workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the EON 2007 workshop in Busan, South Korea.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut AIFBUniversität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

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