Domain-Specific OWL Ontology Visualization with OWLGrEd

Presented at: 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2012)

by Kārlis Čerāns, Renārs Liepiņš, Artūrs Sproģis, Jūlija Ovčiņnikova, Guntis Barzdins

The OWLGrEd ontology editor allows graphical visualization and authoring of OWL 2.0 ontologies using a compact yet intuitive presentation that combines UML class diagram notation with textual Manchester syntax for expressions. We present an extension mechanism for OWLGrEd that allows adding custom information areas, rules and visual effects to the ontology presentation thus enabling domain specific OWL ontology visualizations. The usage of OWLGrEd and its extensions is demonstrated on ontology engineering examples involving custom annotation visualizations, advanced UML class dia-gram constructs and integrity constraints in semantic database schema design.

Keywords: OWL, OWLGrEd, UML/OWL profile, domain-specific ontology visualization, integrity constraints, semantic databases

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