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Use Cases and Suitability Metrics for Unit Ontologies

Title: Use Cases and Suitability Metrics for Unit Ontologies
Authors: Markus D. Steinberg, Sirko Schindler, and Jan Martin Keil
Source: OWL: Experiences and Directions - Reasoner Evaluation - 13th International Workshop, OWLED 2016, and 5th International Workshop, ORE 2016, Revised Selected Papers
Place: Bologna, Italy
Date: 2016-11-20
Type: Workshop Paper
Abstract:

Units of measurement are an essential part of dataset descriptions as they are required for a valid interpretation of the data. One obvious choice for representing units are ontologies, but as every application supports different use cases a multitude of ontologies has been created. Each of these is suited best for just a subset of the possible use cases. The problem of choosing an ontology for a new project hence consists of two major aspects: What use cases need to be covered and which ontology caters best to them?

We describe possible use cases and analyze their requirements. The results are then used to assess the modeling of the domain in different ontologies with respect to their suitability for those use cases. This analysis shows the differences in the support for different use cases. It can help developers to choose the best ontology for their specific needs and also highlights areas for further ontology improvement.

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54627-8_4.

File: Use Cases and Suitability Metrics for Unit Ontologies (submitted extended version)
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54627-8_4
BibTex:
@InProceedings{SteinbergSchindlerKeil16,
  author    = {{M}arkus {D}. {S}teinberg and {S}irko {S}chindler and {J}an {M}artin {K}eil},
  title     = {{U}se {C}ases and {S}uitability {M}etrics for {U}nit {O}ntologies},
  booktitle = {{OWL:} Experiences and Directions - Reasoner Evaluation - 13th International Workshop, {OWLED} 2016, and 5th International Workshop, {ORE} 2016, Bologna, Italy, November 20, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
  year      = {2016},
  pages     = {40--54},
  doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-54627-8_4},
}