Gómez-Pérez, A. and Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen
Ontology Evaluation Functionalities of RDF(S), DAML+OIL, and OWL Parsers and Ontology Platforms.
In: "4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004)", 26/05/2004-28/05/2004, Lisboa, Portugal. ISBN 2-9517408-1-6.
Before using ontologies in Semantic Web applications, ontology content and ontology tools (parsers, platforms, etc.) should be evaluated. In this paper we evaluate ontology evaluation functionalities of RDF(S), DAML+OIL, and OWL parsers and import services for such languages within ontology platforms. In recent years, some RDF(S), DAML+OIL, and OWL parsers have been created and several ontology platforms are able to import ontologies implemented in such languages. In this paper we present two experiments. The first one reveals that most RDF(S), DAML+OIL, and OWL parsers studied do not detect taxonomic problems, from a knowledge representation point of view, in ontologies implemented in such languages. So, if such ontologies are imported by ontology platforms, the question is: are they able to detect such problems? The second experiment presented in this paper reveals that most ontology platforms analyzed only detect a few of problems in concept taxonomies during ontology import.