Many large ontologies have been created which make use of OWL's expressiveness for specification. However, tools to ensure that instance data is in compliance with the schema are often not well integrated with triple-stores and cannot detect certain classes of schema-instance inconsistency due to the assumptions of the OWL axioms. This can lead to lower quality, inconsistent data. This video describes a simple ontology consistency and instance checking service, "SimpleConsist", and also defines a number of ontology design best practice constraints on OWL or RDFS. Also available as PDF:

Keywords: Ontology, Web Ontology Language (OWL), RDF Schema, Triple, Constraints, Instances
Author: Mendel-Gleason, Gavin
Date created: 2015-07-15 04:00:00.000
Time required: P10M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive

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