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A Novel and Hybrid Ontology Ranking Framework using Semantic Closeness Measure

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 87 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2014
K. Sridevi
R. Umarani

K Sridevi and R Umarani. Article: A Novel and Hybrid Ontology Ranking Framework using Semantic Closeness Measure. International Journal of Computer Applications 87(5):44-48, February 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {K. Sridevi and R. Umarani},
	title = {Article: A Novel and Hybrid Ontology Ranking Framework using Semantic Closeness Measure},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {87},
	number = {5},
	pages = {44-48},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Semantic Web is a Web that adds more meaning to the Web documents in order to access knowledge instead of unstructured material and also allowing knowledge to be processed automatically. One of the methods to achieve this is of using Ontology. The Ontology defines the terms and the relations among the terms on a domain. There are number of Ontology repositories present. When this increases day by day, the need for getting relevant ontology for the search keyword also increases. Even though there are number of semantic web search engines, Swoogle is placed first, which ranks the ontologies using an adaptation of Google's Page Rank scoring method. A major drawback with this system is that many ontologies are poorly inter-referenced, which does not reflect the quality of the ontologies. This paper reviews the methodologies used in Swoogle for computing rank score and proposes Semantic Closeness Measure (SCM) which has not been employed in any other ontology ranking algorithms. This work develops a hybrid ranking system to rank the ontologies better than Swoogle and other ontology search engines. The results confirm that the proposed system places the highly relevant and quality ontologies on the top list by reranking the Swoogle's results. This ranking framework enables the searcher to get relevant results quickly and reduces time in searching the long list of results.


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