Analyzing the evolution of ontology versioning using metrics

Zhiyuan Li, Zhiyong Feng, Xin Wang, Yuan Fang Li, Guozheng Rao

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    The large-scale ontologies are more and more widely used in various fields, some ontologies even have evolved through a number of versions. There is an increasing need for finding a set of metrics to analyze ontology systematically. In this paper, inspired by the concept of ontology metrics at the ontology-level and the class-level, we expand ontology metrics to the property-level and choose well-known large-scale ontologies OpenGALEN and OpenCyc that have different versions as our datasets, then we develop a tool to calculate 12 ontology metrics. Finally, we analyze the experimental results to exhibit the usefulness of ontology metrics and point out some important characteristics of ontology evolution in different ontologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 12th Web Information System and Application Conference (WISA 2015)
    Subtitle of host publicationJinan, China 11-13 September, 2015
    EditorsLizhen Xu, Yong Tang
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467393720
    ISBN (Print)9781467393737
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
    EventWeb Information System and Application Conference 2015 - Jinan, China
    Duration: 11 Sept 201513 Sept 2015
    Conference number: 12th


    ConferenceWeb Information System and Application Conference 2015
    Abbreviated titleWISA 2015


    • Ontology analysis
    • Ontology evolution
    • Ontology metrics
    • Ontology versioning

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