Motivation -- Evaluation of the visual design and cognitive ergonomics of teaching ontologies. Research approach -- The underlying research framework is pursuing one method, where clarity and harmony of teaching ontology are evaluated by assessing its structure with several quantitative metrics. Findings/Design -- The method represents an 8-step methodology where different parameters of an ontology are assessed. An application was developed that helps experts during the evaluation process by utilizing automatic metric values calculating. Research limitations/Implications -- Such an approach is feasible for ontologies that are used by people for education or knowledge sharing; it is not applicable for evaluating ontology performance in the software applications. Originality/Value -- This method will practically aid the process of knowledge structuring and ontology design. Take away message -- The main characteristic of "good" teaching ontology is its harmony.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2010) "Caring Technology for the Future"
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-946-6
StatePublished - 2010

    Research areas

  • ontology, teaching ontology, ontology evaluation, ontology engineering, knowledge engineering

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