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Survey of tools for collaborative knowledge construction and sharing

Correndo, Gianluca and Alani, Harith (2007). Survey of tools for collaborative knowledge construction and sharing. In: Workshop on Collective Intelligence on Semantic Web (CISW 2007), November 2-5 2007, Fremont, CA, USA.

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Abstract

The fast growth and spread of Web 2.0 environments have demonstrated the great willingness of general Web users to contribute and share various type of content and information. Many very successful web sites currently exist which thrive on the wisdom of the crowd, where web users in general are the sole data providers and curators. The Semantic Web calls for knowledge to be semantically represented using ontologies to allow for better access and sharing of data. However, constructing ontologies collaboratively is not well supported by most existing ontology and knowledge-base editing tools. This has resulted in the recent emergence of a new range of collaborative ontology construction tools with the aim of integrating some Web 2.0 features into the process of structured knowledge construction. This paper provides a survey of the start of the art of these tools, and highlights their significant features and capabilities.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 The Authors
Keywords: survey; collaborative tools; structured knowledge
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20027
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 11:12
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 16:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20027
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