OntologySummit2011: Value Metrics and Value Models (Track-3) Synthesis    (2S3A)

Overview    (2S3G)

This Track in the 2011 Ontology Summit evaluated the area of Values Metrics, those things that can be measured to test the relative success of using ontology in various solutions to enterprise problems today and in the foreseeable future. This included evaluating the Value Models in which such metrics are or can be used. However, initial work on Track 3 Presentations and subsequent research revealed there is more to the topic of using metrics and models to help make the case for ontology.    (2S3C)

Starting Point    (2S3B)

We refer you to the February 17th Track 3 Panel Presentation that shows the landscape where we started.    (2S66)

The following explanatory material describes the seven-page Track 3 Problem-Solution-Metrics Synthesis shown below. This was the initial matrix drawn from Track 2 Case Studies.    (2S43)

Additionally, you can download the 20-page pdf Ontology Summit 2011 Case Study - Use-Case Matrix which includes 24 total Case Studies and Use-Cases.    (2S68)

The additional material was drawn from the initial Synthesis shown on this page, the additional material added to the Track 2 Synthesis page from the Track 2 presentation and the Use-Cases from the Track 3 Community Input page.    (2S44)

Tracks 1, 2 and 3 work together    (2S8K)

Track 3 discovered that a Matrix would do this effectively. The Matrix approach starts with the Ontology Usage Framework from Track 1 that describes the major areas in which ontology can be used to solve enterprise problems or improve performance in significant ways.    (2S45)

It uses the Case Studies collected in Track 2 to exemplify or embody those usages.    (2S46)

Track 3 Synthesis put those Case Studies into the initial Problem - Solution - Metrics Matrix shown here. This work developed the Value Models shown in the last column.    (2S47)

Synthesis Evolution    (2SI7)

This process of using the Case Studies to develop useful Value Models and Metrics evolved further as the Communique looked at the overall Value Model-Metrics paradigm of "Making the Case for Ontology"    (2SIZ)

This concept of this Matrix evolved over the course of the Summit. During preparation for the face-to-face culmination, Added Values emerged as a significant addition to the final column in the overall Ontology Summit 2011 Case Study - Use-Case Matrix    (2S49)

The next images show the initial seven-page Track 3 Problem-Solution-Metrics Synthesis in order.    (2S8Q)

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