Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Tania Tudorache - Thu 2007.10.04    (149R)

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Title: Collaborative Ontology Development in Protégé    (14BP)

Collaborative ontology development is one of the recent and most important topics in the Semantic Web community. Ontologies are no longer developed by single individuals, but are built by a group of people sharing a common goal. In my talk, I will present some of the challenges that need to be tackled in a collaborative ontology development environment and I will point out some of the functionalities that such an environment should provide. I will present different collaborative development scenarios and workflows. I will give a brief demo of a prototype we have built to support the collaborative ontology development process, called Collaborative Protégé, which is an extension of the existing Protégé system <http://protege.stanford.edu/>. In addition to the common ontology editing operations, the prototype enables annotation of both ontology components and ontology changes. It supports the searching and filtering of user annotations based on different criteria. We have also implemented two types of voting mechanisms that can be used for voting of change proposals.    (14BR)

Dr. Tudorache is an engineering research associate in the Protégé group of the Stanford Medical Informatics department. She has received her PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in 2006. Dr. Tudorache has gained a lot of experience in ontology-based domain modeling and semantic application development during her employment at DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology in Germany. She has studied the use of semantic technologies for improving the engineering process, developing ontologies for modeling product views, employing mappings to check their consistency and to support applications interoperability. Since she has joined the Protégé group in 2006, Dr. Tudorache has been active in the development and support of the Protégé ontology editor. Her main research interest is the collaborative ontology development process.    (14BZ)

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