Unit Tests for Ontologies [chapter]

Denny Vrandečić, Aldo Gangemi
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In software engineering, the notion of unit testing was successfully introduced and applied. Unit tests are easy manageable tests for small parts of a program -single units. They proved especially useful to capture unwanted changes and side effects during the maintenance of a program, and they grow with the evolution of the program. Ontologies behave quite differently than program units. As there is no information hiding in ontology engineering, and thus no black box components, at first the
more » ... a of unit testing for ontologies seems not applicable. In this paper we motivate the need for unit testing, describe the adaptation to the unit testing approach, and give use cases and examples.
doi:10.1007/11915072_2 fatcat:wvd4rp6ov5fqrmyhdd5y6wcrm4