Domain-Specific OWL Ontology Visualization with OWLGrEd

  • Karlis CeransEmail author
  • Renars Liepins
  • Arturs Sprogis
  • Julija Ovcinnikova
  • Guntis Barzdins
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7540)


The OWLGrEd ontology editor allows graphical visualization and authoring of OWL 2.0 ontologies using a compact yet intuitive presentation that combines UML class diagram notation with textual Manchester syntax for expressions. We present an extension mechanism for OWLGrEd that allows adding custom information areas, rules and visual effects to the ontology presentation thus enabling domain specific OWL ontology visualizations. The usage of OWLGrEd and its extensions is demonstrated on ontology engineering examples involving custom annotation visualizations, advanced UML class dia-gram constructs and integrity constraints in semantic database schema design.


OWL UML/OWL profile OWLGrEd Domain-specific ontology visualization Semantic databases Integrity constraints 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karlis Cerans
    • 1
    Email author
  • Renars Liepins
    • 1
  • Arturs Sprogis
    • 1
  • Julija Ovcinnikova
    • 1
  • Guntis Barzdins
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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