Metrics for ranking ontologies

Harith Alani, Christopher A. Brewster

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Representing knowledge using domain ontologies has shown to be a useful mechanism and format for managing and exchanging information. Due to the difficulty and cost of building ontologies, a number of ontology libraries and search engines are coming to existence to facilitate reusing such knowledge structures. The need for ontology ranking techniques is becoming crucial as the number of ontologies available for reuse is continuing to grow. In this paper we present AKTiveRank, a prototype system for ranking ontologies based on the analysis of their structures. We describe the metrics used in the ranking system and present an experiment on ranking ontologies returned by a popular search engine for an example query.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop on Evaluating Ontologies for the Web
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Event4th International Evaluation of Ontologies for the Web Workshop - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 May 2006 → …


Conference4th International Evaluation of Ontologies for the Web Workshop
Abbreviated titleEON2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period22/05/06 → …

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  • ranking ontologies
  • ontology ranking
  • ranking metrics


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