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Usability evaluation of a web-based ontology browser: the case of TSONT

Karakus Yilmaz, Turkan and Durak, Umut and Oğuztüzün, Halit and Cagiltay, Kursat (2018) Usability evaluation of a web-based ontology browser: the case of TSONT. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences. DOI: 10.3906/elk-1610-50 ISSN 1300-0632

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Abstract

As the use of ontologies expands, their visualization is becoming increasingly important. In this study, an ontology browser for visualizing the Trajectory Simulation ONTology (TSONT) was evaluated in terms of usability by considering its subdimensions, which are effectiveness, efficiency, and user satisfaction. The methodology employed in this study for evaluating an ontology browser is reported along with the results of the evaluation. The TSONT browser is a tree-type ontology browser created to allow developers to visualize TSONT. Six ight simulation programmers with at least one year of experience participated in the study. The participants were given usability tasks and their voices and eye movements were recorded using a sound recorder and eye-tracker, respectively. The results not only showed that guidance and terminology in uence the efficiency, effectiveness, and user satisfaction of the ontology browser, but they also revealed important insights into the requisites of the general usability of ontologies, even in simple text-based interfaces.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119220/
Document Type:Article
Title:Usability evaluation of a web-based ontology browser: the case of TSONT
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Karakus Yilmaz, Turkanturkan.karakus (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Durak, UmutUmut.Durak (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2928-1710
Oğuztüzün, HalitDepartment of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TurkeyUNSPECIFIED
Cagiltay, KursatMETUUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 January 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3906/elk-1610-50
ISSN:1300-0632
Status:Published
Keywords:Web-based ontology browsers, ontology visualization, usability, trajectory simulations
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Durak, Umut
Deposited On:27 Mar 2018 15:32
Last Modified:27 Mar 2018 15:32

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