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Ontology Engineering and Plug-in Development with the NeOn Toolkit

Ontology Engineering and Plug-in Development with the NeOn Toolkit

This video was recorded at 5th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Tenerife 2008. Our tutorial targets ontology modelers and engineers. The tutorial provides guidance for the development of ontologies and ontology-based applications with respect to the complete ontology lifecycle. We will start with an introduction to a variety of use cases for applications of ontologies, including information integration and knowledge management. Based on these use cases we will illustrate a typical ontology lifecycle and discuss specific ontology lifecycle activities, such as ontology development, selection and reuse, ontology mapping, and ontology evolution. After a short introduction to the NeOn toolkit and its functionalities, we will take a closer look at how the lifecycle activities are realized using the NeOn toolkit. As an example, we will demonstrate how to support ontology selection and reuse with a plug-in that integrates with the Watson Semantic Web gateway. In the hands-on exercises, the participants will work on practical activities from a real world use case. In the second half of the tutorial, we will demonstrate how to extend the functionalities of the ontology engineering environment by developing a NeOn plug-in to support an additional lifecycle activity from the initial use case. Therefore, we first provide further insights into the NeOn reference architecture, its plug-in concept and APIs. We will then demonstrate how to develop a plug-in in an easy-to-follow step-by-step way. After that, the participants will create their own working plug-in in a hands-on exercise.


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