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A Modeling Environment for Visual SWRL Rules Based on the SeMFIS Platform


The representation and processing of semantic information can today be accomplished using a wide range of formalisms. Rule-based approaches are not only a well-known but also easy to use technique. Most approaches rely on a textual specification of rules that can be processed by an according rule engine. For simplifying the specification and understanding of rules by domain experts, we present a visual model editor for rules based on the W3C SWRL recommendation. The goal of this approach is to provide a means for a visual interaction with rule-based systems, while at the same time preserving full expressiveness. The visual language for SWRL rules has been implemented on the SeMFIS platform. In addition, serialization and de-serialization mechanisms have been added for OWLXML and SWRLXML formats. As there are currently no official conformance tests available for SWRL, the approach has been evaluated using W3C sample set for SWRL rules.

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Event Title
Designing the Digital Transformation - 12th International Conference, DESRIST 2017, Karlsruhe, Germany
Knowledge Engineering
Angewandte Informatik
Event Location
Karlsruhe, Germany
Event Type
Event Dates
May 30 - June 1 2017
Series Name
International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems
Page Range
pp. 452-456
23 May 2017
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