Semantic Metrics

Hu, Bo, Dasmahapatra, Srinandan and Lewis, Paul (2009) Semantic Metrics International Journal of Metadata, semantics and Ontologies


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

Item Type: Article
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Southampton Wireless Group
ePrint ID: 266680
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2009Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008 13:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 19:00
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