Using Meta Models for the Comparison of Ontologies

Davies, Islay G., Green, Peter F., Milton, Simon, & Rosemann, Michael (2003) Using Meta Models for the Comparison of Ontologies. In Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design Workshop - EMMSAD'03, 16-17 June 2003, Klagenfurt/Velden, Austria.


Ontologies are of increasing popularity for the evaluation of modelling methods in Systems Analysis and Design. However, at this stage only limited guidance is provided regarding the selection and evaluation of ontologies. The aim of this paper is to propose meta models for evaluating, comparing and engineering ontologies. It discusses an approach for analysing and evaluating the meta models of two well-known ontologies that had been used previously in Systems Analysis and Design research – the BWW representation model and Chisholm’s ontology. Our approach provides a theoretical evaluation technique for evaluating ontologies according to their equivalence, depth of structure, and comprehensiveness of scope.

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ID Code: 1272
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: meta, model, BWW, ontology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 03:50

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