Explorative Debugging for Rapid Rule Base Development

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Explorative Debugging for Rapid Rule Base Development
We present Explorative Debugging as a novel debugging paradigm for rule based languages. Explorative Debugging allows truly declarative debugging of rules and is well suited to support rapid, tryand-error development of rules. We also present the Inference Explorer, an open source explorative debugger for horn rules on top of RDF. 1 Debugging Semantic Web Rules Semantic Web rule languages can be an important tool for the rapid development of Semantic Web applications [7]. The large scale use of these languages is, however, currently still hampered by missing tool support for their creation - in particular missing debugging support. Debugging support for Semantic Web rule bases must address two challenges: – It is known that web developers have a particularly high percentage of end user programmers [9, 6]; hence development tools for the Semantic Web have to take special care to adjust to end user programmers. For debugging tools this means in particular to support the try and error, ...
Valentin Zacharias, Andreas Abecker
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ESWS
Authors Valentin Zacharias, Andreas Abecker
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