|From:||"Alexander Garcia Castro" <alexgarciac@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:03:10 +0200|
I can understand the importance of knowing the sources of information that were used to develop the ontology. Shouldn't these be part of the annotation of the ontology? For instance, when developing ontologies one source of information are human experts, they give evidence and supporting material –books, papers, white papers, use cases, personal representations of the "this is what I mean". But classes in an ontology may have, and this is usually the case, more than one source of information, and the source, as I have already mentioned, may come in different formats. Shouldn't these sources of information as well as their corresponding representations be part of the annotation for classes and properties? By the same token one would have a summary for the whole ontology, have human experts been involved? Is this an ontology derived from texts? Is there any software using the ontology? If so is there a URL for this software?
This may facilitate the actual evaluation process, because will make it easier for the conceptual verification of the ontology, either by one external expert or by a group of experts. This may also facilitate the evolution of the ontology, as well as its reusability, because in this way others, who were not involved in the development of the ontology, may find it easier to understand the rational behind the actual structure of the is_a hierarchy, and the whys for the object properties.
On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 12:39 AM, <paola.dimaio@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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