The Semantic Web — ISWC 2002

Volume 2342 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 221-235


OntoEdit: Collaborative Ontology Development for the Semantic Web

  • York SureAffiliated withInstitute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
  • , Michael ErdmannAffiliated withOntoprise GmbH
  • , Juergen AngeleAffiliated withOntoprise GmbH
  • , Steffen StaabAffiliated withInstitute AIFB, University of KarlsruheOntoprise GmbH
  • , Rudi StuderAffiliated withInstitute AIFB, University of KarlsruheOntoprise GmbHFZI Research Center for Information Technologies
  • , Dirk WenkeAffiliated withOntoprise GmbH

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Ontologies now play an important role for enabling the semantic web. They provide a source of precisely defined terms e.g. for knowledge-intensive applications. The terms are used for concise communication across people and applications. Typically the development of ontologies involves collaborative efforts of multiple persons. OntoEdit is an ontology editor that integrates numerous aspects of ontology engineering. This paper focuses on collaborative development of ontologies with OntoEdit which is guided by a comprehensive methodology.