Z. Dragisic, P. Lambrix, and E. Blomqvist, “Integrating Ontology Debugging and Matching into the eXtreme Design Methodology,” in 6th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (WOP 2015), 2015.
Ontology design patterns (ODPs) and related ontology development methodologies were designed as ways of sharing and reusing best practices in ontology engineering. However, while the use of these reduces the number of issues in the resulting ontologies defects can still be introduced into the ontology due to improper use or misinterpretation of the patterns. Thus, the quality of the developed ontologies is still a major concern. In this paper we address this issue by describing how ontology debugging and matching can be integrated in a state-of-the-art ontology development methodology based on ontology design patterns – the eXtreme Design methodology, and show the advantages in a case study based on a real world ontology.