Effects of Ontology Pitfalls on Ontology-based Information Retrieval Systems

Davide Buscaldi, Mari Carmen Suarez Figueroa


Nowadays, a growing number of information retrieval systems make use of ontologies to improve the access to textual information, especially in domain-specific scenarios, where the knowledge provided by ontologies represents a key factor. Such kinds of retrieval systems are often referred to as ontology-based or semantic information retrieval systems. The quality of ontologies plays an important role in such systems in the sense that modelling errors in the ontologies may deteriorate the quality of the results obtained by these systems. In this paper we provide a comprehensive analysis of how ontology pitfalls have an influence on these kinds of systems. This study allows us to have a more complete understanding of the role of ontology quality in the information retrieval field. Our survey shows that pitfalls may act as an indicator not only of possible problems in ontology design, but also of OWL features overseen by system developers.


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Buscaldi D. and Carmen Suarez Figueroa M. (2013). Effects of Ontology Pitfalls on Ontology-based Information Retrieval Systems . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-81-5, pages 301-307. DOI: 10.5220/0004550203010307

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author={Davide Buscaldi and Mari Carmen Suarez Figueroa},
title={Effects of Ontology Pitfalls on Ontology-based Information Retrieval Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2013)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2013)
TI - Effects of Ontology Pitfalls on Ontology-based Information Retrieval Systems
SN - 978-989-8565-81-5
AU - Buscaldi D.
AU - Carmen Suarez Figueroa M.
PY - 2013
SP - 301
EP - 307
DO - 10.5220/0004550203010307