Ontology Testing - Methodology and Tool
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- Blomqvist E., Seil Sepour A., Presutti V. (2012) Ontology Testing - Methodology and Tool. In: ten Teije A. et al. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. EKAW 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7603. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Ontology engineering is lacking methods for verifying that ontological requirements are actually fulfilled by an ontology. There is a need for practical and detailed methodologies and tools for carrying out testing procedures and storing data about a test case and its execution. In this paper we first describe a methodology for conducting ontology testing, as well as three examples of this methodology for testing specific types of requirements. Next, we describe a tool that practically supports the methodology. We conclude that there is a need to support users in this crucial part of ontology engineering, and that our proposed methodology is a step in this direction.
KeywordsOntology engineering ontology evaluation testing
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