A Cost Model for Ontology Engineering

Elena Paslaru Bontas, Malgorzata Mochol
Institut für Informatik
Freie Universität Berlin
Takustr. 9, D-14195 Berlin
email: paslaru@inf.fu-berlin.de, mochol@inf.fu-berlin.de


Report B 05-03
April 2005


Abstract In this report we propose a methodology for cost estimation for ontologies and analyze cost factors implied in the engineering process. We examine the appropriateness of a COCOMO-like parametric approach to ontology cost estimation and propose a prototypical non-calibrated ontology cost model, which is to be continuously refined along with the collection of empiric data on person month efforts invested in developing ontologies in real-world projects.

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