School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Evaluation of Usefulness and Effectiveness of a Domain Ontology

Henry N. RoaWed, 18/12/2013 - 08:30
Prof Shazia Sadiq

Conceptual representations of domains, called domain ontologies, have been widely used in a variety of fields over recent years. Although, conceptually, domain ontologies can help people to develop a common understanding of a domain, there is a lack of evidence or research that evaluates the usefulness and effectiveness of domain ontology in practice. To address this gap in the body of knowledge, this study aims to provide empirical evidence supporting or refuting usefulness and effectiveness of domain ontologies for the specific purpose of problem solving. To facilitate the empirical investigation, the study focuses on a domain ontology developed specifically for the compliance management domain. The outcomes of this study will enhance current understanding of domain ontology usefulness, and provide guidance for evaluation of ontology usefulness, best practice application and representation.

Seminar Type: 

PhD Confirmation Seminar