EVALUATION OF ONTOLOGY BUILDING METHODOLOGIES - A Method based on Balanced Scorecards

Michela Chimienti, Michele Dassisti, Antonio De Nicola, Michele Missikoff

Abstract

Ontology building methodologies concern techniques and methods related to ontology creation that starts from capturing ontology users’ requirements and concludes by releasing the final ontology. Despite the several ontology building methodologies (OBMs) developed, endowed with different characteristics, there is not yet a method to evaluate them. This paper describes an evaluation method of OBMs based on Balanced Scorecards (BSCs), a novel approach for strategic management of enterprises that we apply to the assessment of OBMs. Then, as a case study, the proposed evaluation method is applied to the UPON OBM. Finally, we show the major strengths of the BSCs’ multi-disciplinary approach.

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Chimienti M., Dassisti M., De Nicola A. and Missikoff M. (2009). EVALUATION OF ONTOLOGY BUILDING METHODOLOGIES - A Method based on Balanced Scorecards . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009) ISBN 978-989-674-012-2, pages 141-146. DOI: 10.5220/0002287001410146


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@conference{keod09,
author={Michela Chimienti and Michele Dassisti and Antonio De Nicola and Michele Missikoff},
title={EVALUATION OF ONTOLOGY BUILDING METHODOLOGIES - A Method based on Balanced Scorecards},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={141-146},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002287001410146},
isbn={978-989-674-012-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2009)
TI - EVALUATION OF ONTOLOGY BUILDING METHODOLOGIES - A Method based on Balanced Scorecards
SN - 978-989-674-012-2
AU - Chimienti M.
AU - Dassisti M.
AU - De Nicola A.
AU - Missikoff M.
PY - 2009
SP - 141
EP - 146
DO - 10.5220/0002287001410146