Partitioning of ontologies driven by a structure-based approach

In this paper, we propose a novel structure-based partitioning algorithm able to break a large ontology into different modules related to specific topics for the domain of interest. In particular, we leverage the topological properties of the ontology graph and exploit several techniques derived from Network Analysis to produce an effective partitioning without considering any information about semantics of ontology relationships.

An automated partitioning tool has been developed and several preliminary experiments have been conducted to validate the effectiveness of our approach with respect to other techniques.

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