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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of all information items in MIRO (mean, median, standard deviation)

From: MIRO: guidelines for minimum information for the reporting of an ontology

MIRO item Rank Mean Med SD
Basics: Ontology URL 1 4.72 5 0.68
Basics: Ontology name 2 4.71 5 0.70
Basics: Ontology license 4 4.50 5 0.79
SRD: Scope and coverage 6 4.15 4 0.84
SRD: Development community 25 3.77 4 0.86
Basics: Ontology owner 3 4.53 5 0.87
Content: Ontology relationships 7 4.13 4 0.88
Content: Incorporation of other ontologies 9 4.09 4 0.95
Motivation: Target audience 13 3.94 4 0.96
Content: Axiom patterns 24 3.80 4 0.96
QA: Examples of use 5 4.19 5 0.99
KA: Knowledge acquisition methodology 14 3.93 4 0.99
Content: Entity metadata policy 16 3.89 4 1.02
Content: KR language 8 4.11 4 1.03
Content: Upper ontology 17 3.88 4 1.03
Change: Versioning policy 23 3.80 4 1.03
QA: Testing 18 3.87 4 1.04
KA: Content selection 28 3.38 4 1.04
Content: Entity naming convention 26 3.74 4 1.04
Basics: Ontology repository 10 4.01 4 1.04
Change: Entity deprecation strategy 21 3.83 4 1.07
Motivation: Competition 12 3.96 4 1.07
Motivation: Need 20 3.85 4 1.08
Content: Identifier generation policy 19 3.86 4 1.08
QA: Evaluation 11 3.99 4 1.08
SRD: Communication 22 3.80 4 1.09
Change: Sustainability plan 15 3.89 4 1.09
KA: Source knowledge location 29 3.36 3 1.09
Content: Ontology metrics 27 3.42 3 1.18
Content: Development environment 30 2.88 3 1.30
  1. Abbreviations: SRD Scope, requirements, development community, QA Quality assurance, KA Knowledge acquisition, med–Median, sd standard deviation
  2. Data is sorted by standard deviation (sd) in order to highlight the items that had the largest disagreement