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  1. OMG Issue

ODM12 — Users creating domain ontologies want their models to be user friendly

  • Key: ODM12-56
  • Legacy Issue Number: 16256
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Model Driven Solutions ( Mr. Cory B. Casanave)
  • Summary:

    Users creating domain ontologies want their models to be user friendly and this requires phrases with spaces and other special characters. The use of “camel case” and other I.T. conventions are not friendly, however OWL has restrictions on the characters that may be used.

    Potential resolution: ODM should specify the algorithm for mapping a user friendly names in the UML profile to an OWL legal name where required. The user friendly name can and should be used in the OWL label and does not require such mapping. The choice of algorithm can be to eliminate the space and enforce camel case or to substitute underscores for all illegal characters. My preference would be to introduce underscores as these are then easier to reverse map from OWL to UML and are visually similar to spaces.

  • Reported: ODM 1.0 — Thu, 19 May 2011 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:05 GMT