Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman

Dr Peter Chapman

Lecturer

Biography

I am lecturer in the Software Engineering Group in the School of Computing. My research interests are in information visualisation, specifically of set-based data, and formal methods. I am the PI on the EPSRC Grant "Visual Justifications for Ontologies", which investigates whether creating diagrammatic representations of ontology justifications could help ontology engineers repair incoherence.

Roles in the community
Program Chair of Visual Languages and Computing (VLC) 2016Publications Chair and PC member of Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) 2016General co-Chair of Euler Diagrams 2012Set Visualisation and Reasoning (SetVR) steering committee member (2012-2016)
Guest Editor of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (Special Issue on Euler Diagrams, 2012)

Research Areas

Date


13 results

Debugging Ontologies Dataset

Dataset
Hou, T., & Chapman, P. (2019)
Debugging Ontologies Dataset. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2019.2275806
Visualization has been widely used for the representation of ontologies. However, to the best of our knowledge, visualization has been little employed in ontology debugging. E...

Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams dataset

Dataset
Hou, T., & Chapman, P. (2019)
Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams dataset. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2019.2275800
Clutter in a diagram can be broadly defined as how visually complex the diagram is. It may be that different users perceive clutter in different ways, however. Moreover, it ha...

Antipattern comprehension dataset

Dataset
Hou, T., & Chapman, P. (2019)
Antipattern comprehension dataset. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2019.2275783
Comprehension of justifications is known to be difficult for even experienced ontology engineers, and much more so for other stakeholders. In the paper associated with this da...

The efficacy of Euler diagrams and linear diagrams for visualizing set cardinality using proportions and numbers

Journal Article
Stapleton, G., Chapman, P., Rodgers, P., Touloumis, A., Blake, A., & Delaney, A. (2019)
The efficacy of Euler diagrams and linear diagrams for visualizing set cardinality using proportions and numbers. PLOS ONE, 14(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211234
This paper presents the first empirical investigation that compares Euler and linear diagrams when they are used to represent set cardinality. A common approach is to use area...

Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning

Conference Proceeding
(2018)
Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning. In N. Pernelle, D. Endres, & P. Chapman (Eds.), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91379-7

Diagrammatic Representation and Inference

Conference Proceeding
(2018)
Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. In P. Chapman, G. Stapleton, A. Moktefi, S. Perez-Kriz, & F. Bellucci (Eds.), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91376-6

Towards Diagram-Based Editing of Ontologies

Conference Proceeding
Chapman, P., & Roberts, W. (2018)
Towards Diagram-Based Editing of Ontologies. In Diagrammatic Representation and Inference, (699-703). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91376-6_62
Ontology creation and editing involves multiple stakeholders, not all of whom may be mathematically trained. Whilst ontology editors, such as Protege, are extensible with visu...

Visualizing ALC Using Concept Diagrams

Conference Proceeding
Stapleton, G., Delaney, A., Compton, M., & Chapman, P. (2018)
Visualizing ALC Using Concept Diagrams. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78102-0_6
This paper addresses the problem of how to visualize axioms from ALC using concept diagrams. We establish that 66.4% of OWL axioms defined for ontologies in the Manchester cor...

Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation

Conference Proceeding
Hou, T., Chapman, P., & Blake, A. (2016)
Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation. In W. Kuhn, & R. Ferrario (Eds.), 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), (211-224). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-660-6-211
Comprehension of justifications is known to be difficult for even experienced ontology engineers, and much more so for other stakeholders. In this paper, we present two method...

Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams

Conference Proceeding
Hou, T., Chapman, P., & Oliver, I. (2016)
Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams. In 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computinghttps://doi.org/10.1109/vlhcc.2016.7739661
Clutter in a diagram can be broadly defined as how visually complex the diagram is. It may be that different users perceive clutter in different ways, however. Moreover, it ha...