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Editors:Patrick Lambrix, Guilin Qi, Matthew Horridge
Conference:Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings - WoDOOM12, Galway, Ireland, October 8, 2012
Publication type: Conference proceedings
Introduction:Developing ontologies is not an easy task and, as the ontologies grow in size, they are likely to show a number of defects. Such ontologies, although often useful, also lead to problems when used in semantically-enabled applications. Wrong conclusions may be derived or valid conclusions may be missed. Defects in ontologies can take different forms. Syntactic defects are usually easy to find and to resolve. Defects regarding style include such things as unintended redundancy. More interesting and severe defects are the modeling defects which require domain knowledge to detect and resolve such as defects in the structure, and semantic defects such as unsatisfiable concepts and inconsistent ontologies. Further, during the recent years more and more mappings between ontologies with overlapping information have been generated, e.g. using ontology alignment systems, thereby connecting the ontologies in ontology networks. This has led to a new opportunity to deal with defects as the mappings and other ontologies in the network may be used in the debugging of a particular ontology in the network. It also has introduced a new difficulty as the mappings may not always be correct and need to be debugged themselves.

To deal with these issues a new workshop was created. This volume contains the proceedings of its first edition: WoDOOM12 - 1st International Workshop on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings held on October 8, 2012 in Galway, Ireland.

In his excellent invited talk, Bijan Parsia gave a classification of different defects in ontologies and discussed how easy or difficult it is to detect these defects. Further, there were presentations of two research papers and one experience paper, as well as a demonstration.

The editors would like to thank the Program Committee for their work in enabling the timely selection of papers for inclusion in the proceedings. We also appreciate our cooperation with EasyChair as well as our publisher Linköping University Electronic Press. WoDOOM12 was an EKAW 2012 (18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management) workshop.

October 2012

Patrick Lambrix
Guilin Qi
Matthew Horridge


Tu Anh T. Nguyen, Richard Power, Paul Piwek, Sandra Williams
Measuring the Understandability of Deduction Rules for OWL
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Samantha Bail, Bijan Parsia, Ulrike Sattler
Declutter Your Justifications: Determining Similarity Between OWL Explanations
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Valentina Ivanova, Jonas Laurila Bergman, Ulf Hammerling, Patrick Lambrix
Debugging Taxonomies and their Alignments: the ToxOntology - MeSH Use Case
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Valentina Ivanova, Patrick Lambrix
A System for Debugging Taxonomies and their Alignments
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No. of pages:42
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Patrick Lambrix, Guilin Qi, Matthew Horridge (2012). Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings - WoDOOM12, Galway, Ireland, October 8, 2012 (4/24/2014)