The Computer Science Ontology: A Large-Scale Taxonomy of Research Areas

  title={The Computer Science Ontology: A Large-Scale Taxonomy of Research Areas},
  author={Angelo Antonio Salatino and Thiviyan Thanapalasingam and Andrea Mannocci and Francesco Osborne and Enrico Motta},
  booktitle={International Semantic Web Conference},
Ontologies of research areas are important tools for characterising, exploring, and analysing the research landscape. Some fields of research are comprehensively described by large-scale taxonomies, e.g., MeSH in Biology and PhySH in Physics. Conversely, current Computer Science taxonomies are coarse-grained and tend to evolve slowly. For instance, the ACM classification scheme contains only about 2K research topics and the last version dates back to 2012. In this paper, we introduce the… CONTINUE READING


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