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Re: test cases on wiki

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:06:13 +0100
Message-Id: <BF2B2003-E990-4A20-B03F-79B1B5103553@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, public-owl-wg@w3.org
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>

On 19 May 2008, at 16:34, Bijan Parsia wrote:

>
> Ok, I tried to take a look.
>
> First, I'm not on the RIF wiki, so I can't get at the wiki code.
>
> Second, it seems fairly complicated. Right now, I'd just like to  
> convert my extant table about anonymous individuals into test cases:
>
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Anonymous_Individuals
>
> They are entailment tests with a couple of non-entailments.
>
> In the interest of moving forward, I decided to just grab the last  
> thing that made sense to me:
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?title=Template:TestCase
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?title=Test_Case_Experiment
>
> There's a lot of YANGI[1] in this (e.g., multiple inputs syntaxes).  
> So I just ignored that for the moment.
>
> Here's a test case:
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/BnodeTest1_1
> I linked to it from this page:
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Anonymous_Individuals

Thanks for the useful test case.

>
> Which seems a tad nice, I guess.
>
> Writing test cases really really sucks, by the by.

Can you say a little more about what the problems are and how you  
think they might be addressed?

> I strongly request of the chairs that we do something to move this  
> forward. Test cases written in a crunch at the end are going to be  
> painful to do and hard to validate. I suggest that we actually put  
> some people in charge of doing this.

We are on to it.

>
> I am not one of those people!

Agreed.

Ian


>
> Cheers,
> Bijan.
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Ain't_Gonna_Need_It
>
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