Journal of Computer Science

Cohesion Metrics for Ontology Design and Application

Haining Yao, Anthony M. Orme and Letha Etzkorn

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2005.107.113

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 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.


© 2005 Haining Yao, Anthony M. Orme and Letha Etzkorn. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.