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Criteria and Evaluation for Ontology Modularization Techniques

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While many authors have argued for the benefits of applying principles of modularization to ontologies, there is not yet a common understanding of how modules are defined and what properties they should have. In the previous section, this question was addressed from a purely logical point of view. In this chapter, we take a broader view on possible criteria that can be used to determine the quality of a modules. Such criteria include logic-based, but also structural and application-dependent criteria, sometimes borrowing from related fields such as software engineering. We give an overview of possible criteria and identify a lack of application-dependent quality measures. We further report some modularization experiments and discuss the role of quality criteria and evaluation in the context of these experiments.

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  • Module Extraction
  • Logical Criterion
  • Ontology Module
  • Source Ontology
  • Ontology Editor

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d’Aquin, M., Schlicht, A., Stuckenschmidt, H., Sabou, M. (2009). Criteria and Evaluation for Ontology Modularization Techniques. In: Stuckenschmidt, H., Parent, C., Spaccapietra, S. (eds) Modular Ontologies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5445. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01907-4_4

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