Collaborative Approach to Developing a Multilingual Ontology: A Case Study of Wikidata

  • John SamuelEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 755)


Last several years have seen the growing shift towards collaborative development of ontologies. Collaborative ontology development has become important particularly for large-scale projects involving multilingual contributors from different countries. Collaborators propose, discuss, create and modify ontologies and this whole process must be understood. In this article, Wikidata has been taken as an example to understand how community-driven approach is used to develop a multilingual ontology and in the subsequent building of a knowledge base.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CPE LyonUniversité de LyonLyonFrance

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