Ranking ontologies with AKTiveRank

Harith Alani, Christopher Brewster, Nigel Shadbolt

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Ontology search and reuse is becoming increasingly important as the quest for methods to reduce the cost of constructing such knowledge structures continues. A number of ontology libraries and search engines are coming to existence to facilitate locating and retrieving potentially relevant ontologies. The number of ontologies available for reuse is steadily growing, and so is the need for methods to evaluate and rank existing ontologies in terms of their relevance to the needs of the knowledge engineer. This paper presents AKTiveRank, a prototype system for ranking ontologies based on a number of structural metrics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web - ISWC 2006
Subtitle of host publication5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006. Proceedings
EditorsIsabel Cruz, Stefan Decker, Dean Allemang, Chris Preist, Daniel Schwabe, Peter Mika, Mike Uschold, Lora M. Aroyo
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event5th International Semantic Web Conference - Athens, GA, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20069 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference5th International Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleISWC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAthens, GA


  • ontology search
  • ranking ontology
  • structural metrics
  • ontology reuse
  • AKTiveRank


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