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Distributed and Collaborative Construction of Ontologies Using Hozo.

Conference: Proceedings of the Workshop on Social and Collaborative Construction of Structured Knowledge (CKC 2007) at the 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007) Banff, Canada, May 8, 2007
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    • "Collaborative Protègè [14] was recently developed as an extension to Protègè to support users to edit ontologies collaboratively, by providing them with services for proposing and tracking changes, casting votes, and discussing issues, thus infusing classical ontology editing with a number of popular social interaction features. Another ontology editor with collaborative support is Hozo [10], which focuses on managing ontology modules and their change conflicts. "
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    • "The OntoEdit ontology server employs a very finegrained locking mechanism and transaction management system to coordinate the concurrent accesses and modifications to the shared ontology, to ensure a safe and consistent ontology development environment. Hozo [25] is an ontology development tool with ontologies visualization. It supports distributed construction of ontologies in which each ontology is revised asynchronously by different developers. "
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    • "Collaborative Protègè [14] was recently developed as an extension to Protègè to support users to edit ontologies collaboratively, by providing them with services for proposing and tracking changes, casting votes, and discussing issues, thus infusing classical ontology editing with a number of popular social interaction features. Another ontology editor with collaborative support is Hozo [10], which focuses on managing ontology modules and their change conflicts. "
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    ABSTRACT: The Semantic Web aims to create a web of data where contents can be easily discovered and integrated using metadata. Many ontologies have been proposed over the years in different domains, thus producing a semantic heterogeneity that is difficult to manage. Various automated ontology mapping techniques and tools have been developed to facilitate the bridging and integration of distributed data repositories. Nevertheless, such tools are still in need of human supervision to ensure accuracy. The spread of Web 2.0 approaches demonstrate the possibility and the added value of using collaborative techniques for improving data sharing and consensus reaching. In this paper, we describe our prototype for collaborative ontology mapping and data sharing. The possibility to exploit ontology alignments for querying data is a key capability for data sharing in a networked ontology environment.
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