Ontology Metadata for Ontology Reuse

Egileak: Elena Simperl and Cristina Sarasua and Rachanee Ungrangsi and Tobias Bürger

Data: 12.12.2011

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies


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Abstract

Most ontologies are poorly documented, thus not being optimally accessible to potential users and ontology reuse services. A first step towards ontology documentation is the development of an explicit schema for the systematic and comprehensive description of ontologies. To provide an informed background for such a schema, we performed a survey of the most recent ontology engineering technology, and the types of information for describing ontologies. We introduce an ontology metadata schema, which as part of the OMV standard, was evaluated through professional reviews. A second step is the provision of automatic techniques to acquire such documentation. For this purpose we have developed the OMEGA (Ontology MEtadata GenerAtion) algorithm, which automatically generates metadata about arbitrary ontologies on the Web and is available as Web application and REST Web service. It was evaluated with very promising results, providing thus a core building block for the realization of fully-fledged ontology location services.

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@Article {
author = {Elena Simperl and Cristina Sarasua and Rachanee Ungrangsi and Tobias Bürger},
title = {Ontology Metadata for Ontology Reuse},
journal = {International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies},
pages = {197-215},
volume = {1},
keywds = {
ontology, metadata, reuse, schema, havervesting, extraction, generation, documentation, repositories, search engine
}
abstract = {
Most ontologies are poorly documented, thus not being optimally accessible to potential users and ontology reuse services. A first step towards ontology documentation is the development of an explicit schema for the systematic and comprehensive description of ontologies. To provide an informed background for such a schema, we performed a survey of the most recent ontology engineering technology, and the types of information for describing ontologies. We introduce an ontology metadata schema, which as part of the OMV standard, was evaluated through professional reviews. A second step is the provision of automatic techniques to acquire such documentation. For this purpose we have developed the OMEGA (Ontology MEtadata GenerAtion) algorithm, which automatically generates metadata about arbitrary ontologies on the Web and is available as Web application and REST Web service. It was evaluated with very promising results, providing thus a core building block for the realization of fully-fledged ontology location services.
}
date = {2011-12-12},
year = {2011},
}
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