Pragmatic Ontology Evolution: Reconciling User Requirements and Application Performance

  title={Pragmatic Ontology Evolution: Reconciling User Requirements and Application Performance},
  author={Francesco Osborne and Enrico Motta},
  booktitle={International Workshop on the Semantic Web},
Increasingly, organizations are adopting ontologies to describe their large catalogues of items. These ontologies need to evolve regularly in response to changes in the domain and the emergence of new requirements. An important step of this process is the selection of candidate concepts to include in the new version of the ontology. This operation needs to take into account a variety of factors and in particular reconcile user requirements and application performance. Current ontology evolution… 

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