Detecting defects in ontologies has always been important, but with the increased use of ontologies and ontology mappings in semantically-enabled applications, the importance has increased exponentially. This interesting information was found on 7th Space Interactive in their article, “A unified approach for debugging is-a structure and mappings in networked taxonomies.”

Unfortunately, defects can lead to incomplete results for the applications. A unified framework for debugging the is-a structures of taxonomies, and for debugging mappings between taxonomies, is offered as a solution.

Ontologies and other controlled vocabularies help ensure that machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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