Pattern-based OWL Ontology Debugging Guidelines

Corcho, Oscar and Roussey, C. and Vilches-Blázquez, LM. and Perez Dominguez, Iván (2009). Pattern-based OWL Ontology Debugging Guidelines. In: "Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP 2009)", 25/10/2009 - 25/10/2009, Washington D.C., USA.


Title: Pattern-based OWL Ontology Debugging Guidelines
  • Corcho, Oscar
  • Roussey, C.
  • Vilches-Blázquez, LM.
  • Perez Dominguez, Iván
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP 2009)
Event Dates: 25/10/2009 - 25/10/2009
Event Location: Washington D.C., USA
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP 2009)
Date: October 2009
Freetext Keywords: Patterns for Re-engineering, Ontologies, Non-Ontological Resources, oeg
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
UPM's Research Group: Ontology Engineering Group – OEG
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Debugging inconsistent OWL ontologies is a tedious and time-consuming task where a combination of ontology engineers and domain experts is often required to understand whether the changes to be performed are actually dealing with formalisation errors or changing the intended meaning of the original knowledge model. Debugging services from existing ontology engineering tools and debugging strategies available in the literature aid in this task. However, in complex cases they are still far from providing adequate support to ontology developers, due to their lack of efficiency or precision when explaining the main causes for unsatisfiable classes, together with little support for proposing solutions for them. We claim that it is possible to provide additional support to ontology developers, based on the identification of common antipatterns and a debugging strategy, which can be combined with the use of existing tools in order to make this task more effective.

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Deposited by: Dr Oscar Corcho
Deposited on: 17 Dec 2010 12:48
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:04
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