CORAL: A Corpus of Ontological Requirements Annotated with Lexico-Syntactic Patterns

  • Alba Fernández-IzquierdoEmail author
  • María Poveda-VillalónEmail author
  • Raúl García-Castro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11503)


Ontological requirements play a key role in ontology development as they determine the knowledge that needs to be modelled. In addition, the analysis of such requirements can be used (a) to improve ontology testing by easing the automation of requirements into tests; (b) to improve the requirements specification activity; or (c) to ease ontology reuse by facilitating the identification of patterns. However, there is a lack of openly available ontological requirements published together with their associated ontologies, which hinders such analysis. Therefore, in this work we present CORAL (Corpus of Ontological Requirements Annotated with Lexico-syntactic patterns), an openly available corpus of 834 ontological requirements annotated and 29 lexico-syntactic patterns, from which 12 are proposed in this work. CORAL is openly available in three different open formats, namely, HTML, CSV and RDF under “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International” license.


Corpus Linked data Ontological requirements Lexico-syntactic patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ontology Engineering GroupUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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