WebProtege WebProtégé The new WebProtégé with simplified editing and improved collaboration support WebProtégé is a free, open source collaborative ontology development environment for the Web. We encourage end users to use our hosted solution at: WebProtégé provides the following features: Support for editing OWL 2 ontologies A default simple editing interface, which provides access to commonly used OWL constructs Full change tracking and revision history Collaboration tools such as, sharing and permissions, threaded notes and discussions, watches and email notifications Customizable user interface Customizable Web forms for application/domain specific editing Support for editing OBO ontologies Multiple formats for upload and download of ontologies (supported formats: RDF/XML, Turtle, OWL/XML, OBO, and others) Source code Latest release and release notes Documentation User's Guide Download and Install - Administrator's Guide Developer's Guide About WebProtégé
An Intrepid Guide to Ontologies Ontology is one of the more daunting terms for those exposed for the first time to the semantic Web. Not only is the word long and without many common antecedents, but it is also a term that has widely divergent use and understanding within the community. It can be argued that this not-so-little word is one of the barriers to mainstream understanding of the semantic Web. The root of the term is the Greek ontos, or being or the nature of things. While there have been attempts to strap on more or less formal understandings or machinery around ontology, it still has very much the sense of a world view, a means of viewing and organizing and conceptualizing and defining a domain of interest. There has been a resurgence of interest in ontologies of late. These events have sparked my preparing this guide to ontologies. Overview and Role of Ontologies Of course, a fancy name is not sufficient alone to warrant an interest in ontologies. There is an M.C. Diversity, ‘Naturalness’ and Change
Free Full Online Courses by Stanford University – Spring 2012 « Enzo Silva blog Several universities world-wide have made their courseware available in different formats over the years. A very popular format is that of podcasts on iTunesU or video lectures on Youtube. See, for instance, this broad list of “free courseware” offerings by major universities. Yale, for example, has made several past lectures available on their Open Yale website. The Open University lets students try course materials for free on their OpenLearn resources page, which. Often, these courses are nothing but pre-recorded videos and audio elements (not full interactive courses) made public by the universities as a form of community outreach (which is already great, don’t get me wrong). However, Stanford University is blazing trails for open online courseware. The current Spring 2012 semester offerings include courses on an eclectic variety subjects ranging from Computer Science to Game Theory, from Anatomy to Linguistics: by Nick Parlante by Armando Fox and David Patterson
Gene Ontology Tools: Visualization The information on this page is out of date. The Gene Ontology tools registry is now handled in association with NEUROLEX at this site. Please update your bookmarks. agriGO Platform Developer Bioinformatics Center, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. Contact Zhen Su Publications License Free for academic use GO data updates weekly (or more frequently) GO data used termsdefinitions and commentssynonymscross-referencesrelationshipssubsets or GO slimsgene product datataxonevidence codesreferencesqualifiers Gene Ontology (GO), the de facto standard in gene functionality description, is used widely in functional annotation and enrichment analysis. ontology or annotation browserontology or annotation visualizationdatabase or data warehousestatistical analysisterm enrichmenttext mining Tool listing last updated 02 June 2010 AmiGO AmiGO provides an interface to search and browse the ontology and annotation data provided by the GO consortium. Tool listing last updated 10 October 2010 Bioconductor
SWOOP - Semantic Web Ontology Editor My favorites ▼ | Sign in Project Home Downloads Wiki Issues Source Terms - Privacy - Project Hosting Help Powered by Google Project Hosting Google Forms Branching – Digital Story Telling « Enzo Silva blog The Google Apps team published a blog post explaining improvements to the Forms tool allowing form creators to easily configure branching of pages depending on the respondent’s choice for every question. This feature has a lot of potential for digital story telling. Teachers or students can create interactive stories that evolve with the reader’s every choice. In fact, the Google Apps team emphasizes this possible use on that same blog post with the sample interactive adventure “The Hunt for the terrible Dr. von Schneider”. It is a short little adventure but it illustrates the concept fairly well. Based on the Google Apps team’s post, as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1. 2. 3. Like this: Like Loading...
Ontology editor Decision criteria for software choice Example editors Ontology knowledge base example editors OBIS (Web based user interface that allows to input ontology instances in a user friendly way that can be accessed via SPARQL endpoint) External links ConverterToRdf - W3C Wiki A Converter to RDF is a tool which converts application data from an application-specific format into RDF for use with RDF tools and integration with other data. Converters may be part of a one-time migration effort, or part of a running system which provides a semantic web view of a given application. See also: RDFImportersAndAdapters Please add converters as you make them or hear of them. Formats in alphabetical order: BibTex BibTex is the format for bibliographic references in TeX. BibBase transforms BibTeX files (given in a URL) into Linked Data with RDF/XML output support. Bittorrent is alas now 404 (in 2007). CSV (Comma-Separated Values) See also: Flat Files and TSV An RDF Extension is available for Google Refine. Debian The package information in Debian and similar systems (Ubuntu, Fink, etc), with its general usefulness and its graph-like nature, is a clear candidate for conversion to RDF. See VitaVoni blog about this. Excel See JPEG. File Systems
Open Books and TextBooks Online, Free « Enzo Silva blog Taking after the movement of open source (free – as in freedom) software development, knowledge and information has also been “open sourced” (and crowdsourced) as new Web technologies allow for flexibility and ease of online collaboration in generating content. Textbooks are now on the same route and here are a few interesting resources for those who are tired of paying absurd prices for academia content out there. Let’s t get all of our mind and expertise together and share knowledge more wisely than the good ol’ authoritative knowledge consumption models allow us to… Question: Why don’t more experts and professors join the trend of open books? WikiBooks – From the same company that maintains WikiPedia, this is an incredible collection of open books in any subject imaginable. Flat World Knowledge - This website’s goal is to share quality, peer-reviewed books in many areas of expertise. Open Book Project - They still don’t have much in their collection of books. Like this: Like Loading...
Taxonomy and thesaurus builder | a.k.a.® Information Governance Software Effective RIM taxonomies are carefully designed arrangements of terms (metadata) generally custom built to fit a particular environment. How terms are arranged in a taxonomy is generally based on the content management environment – taxonomies can be simple lists or hierarchies used for searching and/or browsing, or can be more complex arrangements that support a range of information governance processes such as access, privacy and records retention. a.k.a.® delivers the means for organizations to build a multiplicity of taxonomies and controlled vocabularies by combining entities and relationships in many different ways including: ListsHierarchiesFile plansBusiness classification schemesThesauriData mapsEntity modelsOrganizational structuresWorkflows and processes a.k.a.® enables construction of business classification schemes in accordance with ISO 15489 Records Management DIRKS Methodology. a.k.a.® manages every aspect of taxonomy development and significantly reduces time and effort:
free SCORM-Compliant eLearning Platform Odijoo is a free course authoring tool designed to fit the needs of a variety of audiences. Odijoo makes e-Learning simple and quick for anyone – from the novice, looking for a quick way to place their content online and start teaching, to the expert who wants to host them SCORM content for free. To show Odijoo’s versatility, we’ve put together this list of 3 easy ways for you to author your courses for free in Odijoo, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user. 1. Easy Course Authoring for the Beginner By far the easiest way to author courses in Odijoo, is to create a classroom and upload files into it, such as PDFs or PowerPoints. To add a PDF or PowerPoint to Odijoo, simply create a classroom, and add your resources to it. 2. Rapid Course authoring is a good option for users who require a more advanced course authoring method than simply adding resources, yet still require a fast and easy-to-use solution. 3.
Anzo Express Anzo Express Use Cases Here are some examples of how companies are using Anzo for spreadsheet data management: CRM—Combine all spreadsheet information about your customers across your business into a unified view. Billing—Let individual team members track their time in simple spreadsheets that automatically keep per-client totals up-to-date and immediately visible in Anzo on the Web reports Budgeting—Track departmental budgets across project owners and reconcile forecasts with actual spend information from corporate finance databases Project Management—Track activities across departments inside Excel and easily link together schedules, task lists, issue reports, employee directories, etc. IT Asset Management—Link together all of the spreadsheets you're using to catalog hardware, software, applications, and other IT assets and provide personalized Web dashboards for stakeholders to consume the integrated data Case Study Anzo Express and Anzo Enterprise Edition Anzo Express and the Semantic Web
Chimaera Home Page Chimæra Software Description Chimaera is a software system that supports users in creating and maintaining distributed ontologies on the web. For a graphical presentation of Chimaera, run through the tutorial or see this movie. Presentations McGuinness presents the paper "An Environment for Merging and Testing Large Ontologies" at KR 2000 on April 15, 2000. Publications McGuinness, Deborah L.. McGuinness, Deborah L., Richard Fikes, James Rice, and Steve Wilder. McGuinness, Deborah L., Richard Fikes, James Rice, and Steve Wilder. Software Availability Chimaera is a available over the World Wide Web. To access the fully functional version of Chimaera, you must go to and login. Trouble logging in? Miscellaneous Chimaera can load and export files in OWL format. Chimaera can load and export files in DAML format.