Natalya F. Noy, Tania Tudorache
As knowledge engineering moves to the (Semantic) Web, ontologies become dynamic products of collaborative development rather than artifacts produced in a closed environment of a single research group. We examine today's large collaborative ontology-development projects--in particular in the domain of biomedicine--and outline some requirements for the tools to support this enterprise. We then present our initial prototype of Collaborative Protege—an extension to the Protege ontology-editing environment that enables distributed users to develop ontologies collaboratively and that provides an integrated platform for discussions.
Subjects: 11.2 Ontologies.
Submitted: Feb 4, 2008