Presentation on theme: "ALOK D SAGAR T EXTENDING WEB-PROTÉGÉ TO SUPPORT REASONING."— Presentation transcript:
ALOK D SAGAR T EXTENDING WEB-PROTÉGÉ TO SUPPORT REASONING
WEB PROTEGE Lightweight, web-based ontology editor. Open source, well documented, thus extending it would be easy Built with a goal of supporting the process of collaborative ontology development in a web environment.
MOTIVATION: WHAT IT LACKS Some cross Navigation, adding equivalence Reasoning !! * Ontology Versioning* Reasoning an ontology in Web Protégé requires Exporting to a local file Reasoning locally Making required changes Uploading the extended version
APPROACHES Restricting Write Access : Lock the existing ontology when reasoning is been performed. When ontology is been reasoned, no other user can be allowed to edit it i.e. No multiuser write access. Reasoning Current Snapshot: Reason the snapshot of the ontology currently available. However, current user might lose out on updates someone else is making to the same ontology simultaneously. Tradeoff
Web Protege Controller Loosely Coupled System Architecture Pellet Manager REST-ful API Request: method=InfH&path=xxx REST-ful API Request: method=InfH&path=xxx Call Rest Web service for Reasoning Authentication Module Local Repository Reasoning Snapshot Request: OntoPath and Method Java API Pellet Java API Pellet Response Save Inferred Hierarchy & Snapshot
FUTURE WORK Incremental reasoning :ability of the reasoner to process updates (additions or removals) applied to an ontology without having to perform all the reasoning steps from scratch. Pellet supports two different incremental reasoning techniques: incremental consistency checking and incremental classification. However, lack of support for OWL API forced us to confine the approach to reasoning.
RELATED WORK & EVALUATION As far as Online Reasoning is concerned, no known system is available. The comparison between Standard Reasoning Vs Incremental Reasoning Will have to wait till support for OWL-API is provided. So the only other evaluation aspect would be the with the manual approach used, that of exporting the Ontology.
CONCLUSION Reasoning Capability to Web Protégé added as portlets To invoke Pellet Reasoner (As a REST WS) that offers Inferred Hierarchy Consistency Checking Save and Retrieve Snapshots of Ontology Inferred Hierarchy The plan would be Testing with more Ontologies Little more work on the UI part Send it over to Web Protégé guys and hopefully it gets incorporated at some point