The Interactive Behavior in the Relation between Simple and Complex Structure of Concept and Semantic Relations in an Agricultural Ontology (VocBench)

Maziar Amirhosseini


The purpose of this empirical quantitative study is the measurement and evaluation of the relations between structural domains, including simple and complex structure of concepts and semantic relations. Our scientific guess is that there is a significant relation between the structure of concepts and the number of semantic relations. Moreover, there is the lack of investigation on assessing the behavioral interaction between structural domains to improve information retrieval (IR (performance for achieving cognitive results to generate theoretical argument. The mix-method of deductive and inductive approach is adapted in operating the research methodology, especially for data collection. The research data is selected from a complex and authoritative agricultural ontology (i.e., VocBench). Sample size out of 40000 concepts is around 1500 concepts, which were collected via stratified random sampling. The data analysis results were derived from SPSS and Excel software which employed proportional and inferential analysis. The expected relation is that an increase in the numbers of simple concepts causes the increase of semantic relations and vice versa.


Ontology evaluation; Knowledge Organization Standards; Structural analysis; Concept structure; Semantic relations; Agricultural ontology (VocBench)

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