Test-Driven Development of Ontologies

Keet, C. Maria and Lawrynowicz, Agnieszka (2016) Test-Driven Development of Ontologies, Proceedings of 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'16), 29 May - 2 June, 2016, Crete, Greece, 9678, 642-657, Springer.

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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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: ontologies, OWL, test-driven development, ontology engineering
Subjects: Computing methodologies > Artificial intelligence
Alternate Locations: http://www.meteck.org/files/tddOntoESWC16.pdf, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-34129-3_39
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:32
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/1086

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