How ready is it to use now ?
What capabilities have already been demonstrated ?
Time and resources needed to start using ?
Potential for improvement.
Heavy weight vs. light weight ontology features ?
Potential for improving robustness ?
How well it handle known requirements such as those listed in SUO Scope and Purpose ?
Potential For Broad Acceptance
How well will it support maximum number of domains ?
What ontology language is it in ?
How stable is language ?
If desire, could it be written in different ontology language ?
Who own it ?
Any proprietary restrictions on use ?
Will there be charges for utilization ?
How will it changed and who controls the changes ?
Is it being developed by Standard Developing Organization ?
How easy to develop domain ontologies based on upper ontology ?
Revised: March 10, 2004