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ChImp: Visualizing Ontology Changes and their Impact in Protégé


Pernischova, Romana; Serbak, Mirko; Dell' Aglio, Daniele; Bernstein, Abraham (2020). ChImp: Visualizing Ontology Changes and their Impact in Protégé. In: Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data, co-located with ISWC2020, virtual, 2 November 2020 - 2 November 2020.

Abstract

Today, ontologies are an established part of many applications and research.
However, ontologies evolve over time, and ontology editors---engineers and domain experts---need to be aware of the consequences of changes while editing.
Ontology editors might not be fully aware of how they are influencing consistency, quality, or the structure of the ontology, possibly causing applications to fail.
To support editors and increase their sensitivity towards the consequences of their actions, we conducted a user survey to elicit preferences for representing changes, e.g., with ontology metrics such as number of classes and properties.
Based on the survey, we developed ChImp---a Protégé plug-in to display information about the impact of changes in real-time.
During editing of the ontology, ChImp lists the applied changes, checks and displays the consistency status, and reports measures describing the effect on the structure of the ontology.
Akin to software IDEs and integrated testing approaches, we hope that displaying such metrics will help to improve ontology evolution processes in the long run.

Abstract

Today, ontologies are an established part of many applications and research.
However, ontologies evolve over time, and ontology editors---engineers and domain experts---need to be aware of the consequences of changes while editing.
Ontology editors might not be fully aware of how they are influencing consistency, quality, or the structure of the ontology, possibly causing applications to fail.
To support editors and increase their sensitivity towards the consequences of their actions, we conducted a user survey to elicit preferences for representing changes, e.g., with ontology metrics such as number of classes and properties.
Based on the survey, we developed ChImp---a Protégé plug-in to display information about the impact of changes in real-time.
During editing of the ontology, ChImp lists the applied changes, checks and displays the consistency status, and reports measures describing the effect on the structure of the ontology.
Akin to software IDEs and integrated testing approaches, we hope that displaying such metrics will help to improve ontology evolution processes in the long run.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:2 November 2020
Deposited On:18 Jan 2021 09:03
Last Modified:19 Jan 2021 04:40
Publisher:CEUR-WS.org
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:http://voila2020.visualdataweb.org/papers/VOILA_2020_paper_4.pdf (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:19908

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