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Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology

Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology
Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology
Many ontologies are built for the main purpose of representing a domain, rather than to meet the requirements of a specific application. When applications and services are deployed over an ontology, it is sometimes the case that only few parts of the ontology are queried and used. Identifying which parts of an ontology are being used could useful for realising the necessary fragments of the ontology to run the applications. Such information could be used to winnow an ontology, i.e., simplifying or shrinking the ontology to smaller, more fit for purpose sizes. This paper presents a study on the use of the AKT Reference Ontology by a number of applications and services, and investigate the possibility of using this information to winnow that ontology.
Alani, Harith
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Harris, Steven
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O'Neil, Ben
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Alani, Harith
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Harris, Steven
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O'Neil, Ben
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Alani, Harith, Harris, Steven and O'Neil, Ben (2005) Ontology Winnowing: A Case Study on the AKT Reference Ontology. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technology and Internet Commerce.

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Many ontologies are built for the main purpose of representing a domain, rather than to meet the requirements of a specific application. When applications and services are deployed over an ontology, it is sometimes the case that only few parts of the ontology are queried and used. Identifying which parts of an ontology are being used could useful for realising the necessary fragments of the ontology to run the applications. Such information could be used to winnow an ontology, i.e., simplifying or shrinking the ontology to smaller, more fit for purpose sizes. This paper presents a study on the use of the AKT Reference Ontology by a number of applications and services, and investigate the possibility of using this information to winnow that ontology.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technology and Internet Commerce, 2005-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261493
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Date deposited: 20 Oct 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:02

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