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HyOntUse: Hybrid User Oriented to Ontology Tools



Metadata and ontologies are widely identified as key technologies for E-Science. However, the ontologies for each domain need to be developed and owned by the experts in that domain. Although they provide greatly increased power, domain experts often find logic based languages such as OWL (formerly DAML+OIL) unintuitive and difficult to use. We address two parts of this problem a) Presenting the ontology in ways which domain users t easy to understand, develop, and maintain; and b) providing tools to help them understand when the inferences provided by the logic engine do not their expectations - i.e. to debug the ontology. No complete formal solution is known for either problem at this time for the tableaux reasoners which underpin OWL. Therefore we propose a heuristic approach.

(Note: This is one of a pair of projects under this initiative. The other, CO-ODE, submitted to JISC seeks to provide and evaluate a user-oriented plug- and-play environment combining OilEd with Stanfords Proteg6.environment).

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Research
Grant Value: £303,929.00
Start Date: 01/10/2003
End Date: 31/03/2007
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
There are currently no Project Members associated with this project.

Collaborating Organisations
University of Manchester

Component(s) Project Develops
Domain/ Task Ontologies and Metadata

Application Area(s) associated with Project
Engineering & Physical


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