DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND EVALUATION OF THE ONTOLOGY VISUALIZATION TOOL KNOOCKS - A Case Study

Simone Kriglstein, Günter Wallner

Abstract

Ontologies were becoming popular in various communities and disciplines over the past few years. The reason for their popularity is that they allow to specify concepts and their interconnections of a domain which are understandable by computers and by people. However without visualizations, ontologies - especially large ones - would be hard to comprehend by users. Visualizations are essential because they make ontologies with their structure more manageable. Furthermore, visualization tools are helpful to analyze the interconnections between concepts. For an effective usage of such visualization tools, it is necessary that the design is easy to understand, provides a good overview about the structure and allows fast access to detail information. Furthermore, it is necessary to consider the domain for which the ontology is developed along with its users and their needs. This paper presents the development process of Knoocks – a visualization tool for OWL Lite ontologies – where users were already involved during the process to improve the usability of the tool. Moreover, the presented case study underlines the importance of repeated usability evaluations during the development process to identify weak points of the design and missing features which are relevant for the intended users.

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Kriglstein S. and Wallner G. (2011). DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND EVALUATION OF THE ONTOLOGY VISUALIZATION TOOL KNOOCKS - A Case Study . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-46-1, pages 187-197. DOI: 10.5220/0003324101870197


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@conference{ivapp11,
author={Simone Kriglstein and Günter Wallner},
title={DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND EVALUATION OF THE ONTOLOGY VISUALIZATION TOOL KNOOCKS - A Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={187-197},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003324101870197},
isbn={978-989-8425-46-1},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)
TI - DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND EVALUATION OF THE ONTOLOGY VISUALIZATION TOOL KNOOCKS - A Case Study
SN - 978-989-8425-46-1
AU - Kriglstein S.
AU - Wallner G.
PY - 2011
SP - 187
EP - 197
DO - 10.5220/0003324101870197