Annotating Ontologies with Descriptions of Vagueness

Panos Alexopoulos, Silvio Peroni*, Boris Villazon-Terrazas, Jeff Z. Pan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vagueness is a common linguistic phenomenon manifested by predicates that lack clear applicability conditions and boundaries such as High, Expert or Bad. The usage of vague terminology in ontology entities can hamper the latter’s quality, primarily in terms of shareability and meaning explicitness. In this paper we present the Vagueness Ontology, a metaontology that enables the explicit identification and description of vague entities and their vagueness-related characteristics in ontologies, so as to make the latter’s meaning more explicit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsValentina Presutti, Eva Blomqvist, Raphael Troncy, Harald Sack, Ioannis Papadakis, Anna Tordai
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319119557
ISBN (Print)9783319119540
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event11th European Semantic Web Conference on Satelite Events - Anissaras, Crete, Greece
Duration: 25 May 201429 May 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference11th European Semantic Web Conference on Satelite Events
Abbreviated title(ESWC 2014)


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