This article describes OntoCheck, a plugin available for the Protégé Ontology editor. OntoCheck, allows for ontology tests to be carried out on OWL ontologies, aiding in consistency and compliance with ontology naming conventions and metadata completeness, as well as curation in case of found violations. The authors describe a first version of the software, illustrate its capabilities and use within running ontology development efforts and briefly outline improvements resulting from its application.
Keywords: Ontologies, Protégé, Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Author: Boeker, martin
Date created: 2012-09-01 04:00:00.000
Time required: P20M
- Knows that the word "ontology" is ambiguous, referring to any RDF vocabulary, but more typically a set of OWL classes and properties designed to support inferencing in a specific domain.
- Knows the naming conventions for RDF properties and classes.
- Knows Web Ontology Language, or OWL (2004), as a RDF vocabulary of properties and classes that extend support for expressive data modeling and automated inferencing (reasoning).
- Uses available ontology browsing tools to explore the ontologies used in a particular dataset.