Approaches for Evaluating the Conformance and Interoperability of Ontology Engineering Tools

Approaches for Evaluating the Conformance and Interoperability of Ontology Engineering Tools

Raúl García-Castro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain) and Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-485-1.ch013

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This chapter presents two characteristics of ontology engineering tools that have a high relevance for the application of these tools, namely, their conformance and interoperability. It also discusses two methods for evaluating the conformance and interoperability of ontology engineering tools and the test data that can be used in such evaluations.
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Conformance And Interoperability Evaluation In The Literature

Ontology engineering tools, as any other software, can be evaluated according to a broad number of characteristics (for a detailed software quality model, see the ISO/IEC 9126-1 standard (ISO/IEC 9126)). This section discusses conformance and interoperability, which are two of the most relevant characteristics for ontology engineering tools since these tools need to satisfy these characteristics to support the construction of complex applications by using the existing standards. In addition, the section describes previous evaluations of these characteristics over ontology engineering tools.

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