Interoperability results for Semantic Web technologies using OWL as the interchange language

Raúl García-Castro, Asunción Gómez-Pérez

Abstract


Using Semantic Web technologies in complex scenarios requires that such technologies correctly interoperate
by interchanging ontologies using the RDF(S) and OWL languages. This interoperability is not
straightforward because of the high heterogeneity in Semantic Web technologies and, while the number
of such technologies grows, affordable mechanisms for evaluating Semantic Web technology interoperability
are needed to comprehend the current and future interoperability of Semantic Web technologies.
This paper presents the OWL Interoperability Benchmarking, an international benchmarking activity
that involved the evaluation of the interoperability of different Semantic Web technologies using OWL
as the interchange language. It describes the evaluation resources used in this benchmarking activity,
the OWL Lite Import Benchmark Suite and the IBSE tool, and presents how to use them for evaluating
the OWL interoperability of Semantic Web technologies. Moreover, the paper offers an overview of the
OWL interoperability results of the eight tools participating in the benchmarking: one ontology-based
annotation tool (GATE), three ontology frameworks (Jena, KAON2, and SWI-Prolog), and four ontology
development tools (Protégé Frames, Protégé OWL, SemTalk, and WebODE).

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Type of Paper: Research Paper
Keywords: Semantic Web technologies; Interoperability; OWL; Benchmarking
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