Visualizing OWL 2 Using Diagrams

Gem Stapleton, Michael Compton, John Howse

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    Diagrams can be an effective means of communicating complex ideas and can aid ontology engineering. Indeed, domain experts often do not have the expertise required to understand or create the complex logical statements of an ontology in description logic (DL). This paper presents a visualisation method, extit{concept diagrams}, geared toward expressing assertions and class expression axioms alongside providing support for literals, datatypes and data properties. extit{Property diagrams} are introduced, targeted at object property and data property expression axioms. We demonstrate that concept diagrams and property diagrams provide a large coverage of OWL 2 axioms and are, thus, closely aligned in expressive power.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2017
    Place of PublicationUSA
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538604434
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2017
    EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2017 - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 11-14 October 2017
    Duration: 13 Nov 2017 → …

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)1943-6106


    ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2017
    Period13/11/17 → …

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