Classification as Evaluation: A Framework Tailored for Ontology Building Methods
Sari Hakkarainen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), Darijus Strasunskas (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway and Vilnius University, Lithuania), Lillian Hella (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) and Stine Tuxen (Bekk Consulting, Norway)
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Ontology is the core component in Semantic Web applications. The employment of an ontology building method affects the quality of ontology and the applicability of ontology language. A weighted classification approach for ontology building guidelines is presented in this chapter. The evaluation criteria are based on an existing classification scheme of a semiotic framework for evaluating the quality of conceptual models. A sample of Web-based ontology building method guidelines is evaluated in general and experimented with using data from a case study in particular. Directions for further refinement of ontology building methods are discussed.