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WIDOCO: A Wizard for Documenting Ontologies

  • Daniel Garijo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10588)

Abstract

In this paper we describe WIDOCO, a WIzard for DOCumenting Ontologies that guides users through the documentation process of their vocabularies. Given an RDF vocabulary, WIDOCO detects missing vocabulary metadata and creates a documentation with diagrams, human readable descriptions of the ontology terms and a summary of changes with respect to previous versions of the ontology. The documentation consists on a set of linked enriched HTML pages that can be further extended by end users. WIDOCO is open source and builds on well established Semantic Web tools. So far, WIDOCO has been used to document more than one hundred ontologies in different domains.

Keywords

Ontology documentation Ontology evolution Ontology understanding OWL ontologies 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge support from the US National Science Foundation with grants ICER-1541029 and ICER-1440323, and from the National Institutes of Health with grant 1R01GM117097-01. We also thank Yolanda Gil for her feedback.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Sciences InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina del ReyUSA

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