Ontology Evaluation Ideas

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This page lists possible tests for analyzing ontologies in BioPortal.

Numbers, numbers

  • number of classes
  • number of properties
  • maximum depth
  • average number of children
  • ...
  • number of different owl constructs used from the list at index of language elements

Checks for rules of thumb in ontology design (help for authors)

  • list classes with a single subclass
  • list classes with more than X subclasses
  • list classes with no documentation

Help in exploring ontologies

  • Concepts that everyone refers to

Metrics that determine agreement with OBO Foundry design principles

  • Univocality score
  • Degree of Alignment and Non-alignment
  • Terms with/without definitions