A Flexible API and Editor for SKOS
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- Jupp S., Bechhofer S., Stevens R. (2009) A Flexible API and Editor for SKOS. In: Aroyo L. et al. (eds) The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. ESWC 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5554. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We present a programmatic interface (SKOS API) and editor for working with the Simple Knowledge Organisation System SKOS. The SKOS API has been designed to work with SKOS models at a high level of abstraction to aid developers of applications that use SKOS. We describe a SKOS editor (SKOSEd) that is built on the Protege 4 framework using the OWL and SKOS API. As well as exploring the benets of the principled extensibility afforded by this approach, we also explore the limitations placed upon SKOS by restricting SKOSEd to OWL-DL.