The Current Landscape of Pitfalls in Ontologies

C. Maria Keet, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, María Poveda-Villalón

Abstract

A growing number of ontologies are already available thanks to development initiatives in many different fields. In such ontology developments, developers must tackle a wide range of difficulties and handicaps, which can result in the appearance of anomalies in the resulting ontologies. Therefore, ontology evaluation plays a key role in ontology development projects. OOPS! is an on-line tool that automatically detects pitfalls, considered as potential errors or problems, and thus may help ontology developers to improve their ontologies. To gain insight in the existence of pitfalls and to assess whether there are differences among ontologies developed by novices, a random set of already scanned ontologies, and existing well-known ones, data of 406 OWL ontologies were analysed on OOPS!’s 21 pitfalls, of which 24 ontologies were also examined manually on the detected pitfalls. The various analyses performed show only minor differences between the three sets of ontologies, therewith providing a general landscape of pitfalls in ontologies.

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Keet C., Suárez-Figueroa M. and Poveda-Villalón M. (2013). The Current Landscape of Pitfalls in Ontologies . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-81-5, pages 132-139. DOI: 10.5220/0004517901320139


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@conference{keod13,
author={C. Maria Keet and Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa and María Poveda-Villalón},
title={The Current Landscape of Pitfalls in Ontologies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={132-139},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004517901320139},
isbn={978-989-8565-81-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2013)
TI - The Current Landscape of Pitfalls in Ontologies
SN - 978-989-8565-81-5
AU - Keet C.
AU - Suárez-Figueroa M.
AU - Poveda-Villalón M.
PY - 2013
SP - 132
EP - 139
DO - 10.5220/0004517901320139