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Test-Driven Development of Ontologies

Keet, C. Maria and Agnieszka Lawrynowicz (2016) Test-Driven Development of Ontologies. In Sack, Harold and and others, Eds. Proceedings 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'16) 9678, pages 642-657, Crete, Greece.

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Emerging ontology authoring methods to add knowledge to an ontology focus on ameliorating the validation bottleneck. The verification of the newly added axiom is still one of trying and seeing what the reasoner says, because a systematic testbed for ontology authoring is missing. We sought to address this by introducing the approach of testdriven development for ontology authoring. We specify 36 generic tests, as TBox queries and TBox axioms tested through individuals, and structure their inner workings in an ‘open box’-way, which cover the OWL 2 DL language features. This is implemented as a Protege plugin so that one can perform a TDD test as a black box test. We evaluated the two test approaches on their performance. The TBox queries were faster, and that effect is more pronounced the larger the ontology is.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:ontologies, OWL, test-driven development, ontology engineering
Subjects:I Computing Methodologies: I.2 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ID Code:1086
Deposited By:Keet, C. Maria
Deposited On:18 August 2016
Alternative Locations:http://www.meteck.org/files/tddOntoESWC16.pdf, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-34129-3_39