A Comparative Study of Recent Ontology Visualization Tools with a Case of Diabetes Data

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V. Swaminathan, R. Sivakumar
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April 30, 2012
Volume 2, Issue 3
31 - 36

ontology visualization, semantic web, knowledge retrieval, reasoner
V. Swaminathan, R. Sivakumar, "A Comparative Study of Recent Ontology Visualization Tools with a Case of Diabetes Data". International Journal of Research in Computer Science, 2 (3): pp. 31-36, April 2012. doi:10.7815/ijorcs.23.2012.026 Other Formats


Ontology is a conceptualization of a domain into machine readable format. Ontologies are becoming increasingly popular modelling schemas for knowledge management services and applications. Focus on developing tools to graphically visualise ontologies is rising to aid their assessment and analysis. Graph visualisation helps to browse and comprehend the structure of ontologies. A number of ontology visualizations exist that have been embedded in ontology management tools. The primary goal of this paper is to analyze recently implemented ontology visualization tools and their contributions in the enrichment of users’ cognitive support. This work also presents the preliminary results of an evaluation of three visualization tools to determine the suitability of each method for end user applications where ontologies are used as browsing aids with a case of Diabetes data.

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