Semantic Metrics

Hu, Bo, Kalfoglou, Yannis, Dupplaw, David, Alani, Harith, Lewis, Paul and Shadbolt, Nigel (2006) Semantic Metrics. In, EKAW, Springer.


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In the context of the Semantic Web, many ontology-related operations, e.g. ontology ranking, segmentation, alignment, articulation, reuse, evaluation, can be boiled down to one fundamental operation: computing the similarity and/or dissimilarity among ontological entities, and in some cases among ontologies themselves. In this paper, we review standard metrics for computing distance measures and we propose a series of semantic metrics. We give a formal account of semantic metrics drawn from a variety of research disciplines, and enrich them with semantics based on standard Description Logic constructs. We argue that concept-based metrics can be aggregated to produce numeric distances at ontology-level and we speculate on the usability of our ideas through potential areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 2006
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 264598
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:09
Publisher: Springer
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ISI Citation Count:3

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