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A Cost Model for Lightweight Ontologies: Adapting the ONTOCOM Model

Igor Popov
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STI Innsbruck

In this report we investigate the possibility of adapting ONTOCOM, a cost estimation method for ontologies, for a class of lightweight ontology structures, like taxonomies. We examine both the ontology development process and the taxonomy development process in which we point out the similarities and contrasts and subsequently propose several adaptations. Similar to ONTO- COM, we propose that any adaptations are evaluated by using the quality framework proposed by [3]. Our report ends with a section on future work.