An analysis framework for ontology querying tools

F. Ekaputra, E. Serral Asensio, D. Winkler, S. Biffl:
"An analysis framework for ontology querying tools";
Vortrag: 9th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS 2013), Graz; 04.09.2013 - 06.09.2013; in:"Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS 2013", ACM, (2013), ISBN: 978-1-4503-1972-0; S. 1 - 8.

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While knowledge querying is a key capability of ontologies, the query language recommended by W3C, SPARQL, is not easy to use for some user types, e.g., casual users and domain experts. To improve this drawback, user-friendly Ontology Query Tools (OQTs) have been introduced. However, there is, to our knowledge, no comprehensive framework for researchers and practitioners to compare the capabilities of the wide range of available OQTs. In this paper we introduce, based on a systematic literature review, a framework that allows researchers and practitioners to classify and compare OQTs regarding their capabilities and their support for relevant user types and scenarios. We evaluate the framework based on a real-world use case. Major result of the evaluation was that the framework was found useful and usable by users from the target audience to identify the most suitable OQTs for their context.