Assessing Semantic Quality of Web Directory Structure

  • Marko Horvat
  • Gordan Gledec
  • Nikola Bogunović
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5796)


The administration of a Web directory content and associated structure is a labor intensive task performed by human domain experts. Because of that there always exists a realistic risk of the structure becoming unbalanced, uneven and difficult to use to all except for a few users proficient in a particular Web directory. These problems emphasize the importance of generic and objective measures of Web directories structure quality. In this paper we demonstrate how to formally merge Web directories into the Semantic Web vision. We introduce a set of objective criterions for evaluation of a Web directory’s structure quality. Some criteria functions are based on heuristics while others require the application of ontologies.


Ontology Ontology Alignment Semantics Artificial Intelligence Semantic Web Web directory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marko Horvat
    • 1
  • Gordan Gledec
    • 1
  • Nikola Bogunović
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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