The cognitive difficulties of Description Logics

Work in Progress
Paul Warren; Trevor Collins; Paul Mulholland

This paper describes work-in-progress investigating the difficulties experienced in using Description Logic constructs. In particular it views these difficulties from the standpoints of cognitive dimensions, mental models and relational complexity. It outlines how the latter two theories might be applied to estimate the cognitive complexity of individual Description Logic constructs and patterns of constructs. The paper also describes some initial feedback obtained from users of ontologies and Description Logics.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG WIP Workshop 2013
Publication Year: 2013
Paper #: 4
TitleThe cognitive difficulties of Description Logics
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsWarren, P, Collins, T, Mulholland, P
PPIG Workshop: 
2013-07-WIP