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Cohesion Metrics for Ontology Design and Application

Haining Yao1, Anthony M. Orme1 and Letha Etzkorn1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 1, 2005, 107-113


Submitted On: 2 January 2006
Published On: 31 March 2005

How to Cite: Yao, H., Orme, A. M. & Etzkorn, L. (2005). Cohesion Metrics for Ontology Design and Application. Journal of Computer Science, 1(1), 107-113.


Recently, domain specific ontology development has been driven by research on the Semantic Web. Ontologies have been suggested for use in many application areas targeted by the Semantic Web, such as dynamic web service composition and general web service matching. Fundamental characteristics of these ontologies must be determined in order to effectively make use of them: for example, Sirin, Hendler and Parsia have suggested that determining fundamental characteristics of ontologies is important for dynamic web service composition. Our research examines cohesion metrics for ontologies. The cohesion metrics examine the fundamental quality of cohesion as it relates to ontologies.



  • Metrics
  • Cohesion Metrics
  • Ontology
  • Ontology Based System
  • Semantic Web