FOIS papers often refer to ontologies which are not publicly available, or to ontologies whose relations to other ontologies are not clearly specified.
The aim of the FOIS 2014 ontology competition is (1) to encourage ontology authors to make their ontologies publicly available and (2) to subject them to evaluation according to a set of pre-determined criteria.
Submission is not restricted to ontologies accompanying FOIS research papers.
1. Can ontologically naive speakers understand the ontology and agree with one another as well as with the ontology engineers about its design and the meaning of its terms? (Intelligibility)
2. Does the ontology accurately represent its domain? (Fidelity)
3. Is the ontology well-built and are design decisions followed consistently? (Craftsmanship)
4. Does the representation of the domain fit the requirements for its intended use? (Fitness)
5. Does the deployed ontology meet the requirements of the information system of which it is part? (Deployability)
Logically formalizable criteria
6. Is the ontology consistent?
7. Does the ontology satisfy its intended consequences?
8. Do intended models satisfy the ontology?
9. Has the ontology been aligned/linked with other ontologies?
10. Has an OWL version of the ontology been (formally) linked to a FOL version?
Criteria for links
11. Do links represent an interesting logical and/or ontological relationship between ontologies?
12. Do links relate domain and foundational ontologies?
13. Do links provide a logical relation between different versions of one ontology formulated in different languages?
14. Do links provide the basis for an interesting combination of ontologies?
Each paper should satisfy a non-empty subset of these criteria. Papers suggesting ways to detail these criteria are welcome as well, as long as they are accompanied by some sample ontology submitted for evaluation.
Each submission should consist of
1. one or more ontologies, and possibly links between these, and
2. a paper describing the ontologies, addressing at least some of the above criteria.
1. one or more links between existing ontologies, and
2. a paper describing the links, addressing at least some of the above questions.
The paper can either be a regular FOIS paper (that then will be
reviewed both within the main FOIS conference and in the competition
track, with independent acceptance decision), or a short paper
focusing on the description of the ontology/ontologies (and possibly
links) that is reviewed only in the competition track.
Note that links may be formulated as alignments in the ontology