TONES Ontology Repository

abril 2, 2009

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API de visualización de Google – Google Code

abril 1, 2009

¿Qué es el API de visualización de Google?

El API de visualización de Google permite acceder a varias fuentes de datos estructurados que puede mostrar, eligiendo entre una amplia selección de visualizaciones. El API de visualización de Google también proporciona una plataforma que se puede utilizar para crear, compartir y reutilizar visualizaciones desarrolladas por la comunidad de desarrolladores en su totalidad.

  • Inserta visualizaciones directamente en tu sitio web: podrás elegir entre una amplia gama de visualizaciones creadas por la comunidad de desarrolladores para presentar datos de forma atractiva en tu sitio web.
  • Crea, comparte y reutiliza: escribe visualizaciones y crea gadgets a partir de ellas con las sencillas extensiones de gadgets del API. Publícalas aquí o en el directorio de gadgets. Conviértete en un participante activo de la comunidad de desarrolladores; reutiliza y comparte las visualizaciones con otros usuarios.
  • Crea extensiones para los productos de Google: crea aplicaciones de visualización para productos de Google como Google Docs. Distribuye tu aplicación en una lista cada vez mayor de productos que admiten gadgets.
  • Utiliza muchas fuentes de datos y una sola API: las aplicaciones de visualización creadas con el API permiten acceder a cualquier fuente de datos de servidor compatible o acceder a datos directamente desde el cliente mediante JavaScript, sin necesidad de cambiar el código de tu aplicación.

API de visualización de Google – Google Code.

YouTube – Google I/O 2008 – Visualize your Data: Visualization API

abril 1, 2009

YouTube – Google I/O 2008 – Visualize your Data: Visualization API.

Category Archive for ‘JavaScript information visualization toolkit (JIT)’ at noumena

abril 1, 2009

I ran into this youtube video that presents all the features to be included in the RGraph visualization. Some of them were mentioned in the previous post (polar interpolation, child ordering), other are already included with the library (the first animation constraint mentioned in the video, ease-in and ease-out transitions, etc). Anyway, I thought this could be interesting.

Category Archive for ‘JavaScript information visualization toolkit (JIT)’ at noumena.

European Semantic Web Conference 2009

marzo 18, 2009

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009)

31 May – 4 June 2009, Heraklion, Greece

The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today’s Web by exploiting machine-processable metadata. The explicit representation of the semantics of data, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), will enable a web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge machine-processable. Various automated services will help the users to achieve their goals by accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly intelligent systems, which will be employed for various complex decision-making tasks. Semantic Web research can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Databases and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks and Web Engineering. Many advances within these areas can contribute towards the realization of the Semantic Web.

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009) will present the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web technologies. ESWC2009 will also feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a poster track, a PhD Symposium and a number of collocated workshops.

ESWC2009 is sponsored by STI International.
For more information on STI International, please visit



Keynote Speakers

Jim Hendler
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), US

Craig Knoblock

University of Southern California, US

Alan Smeaton

Dublin City University, IE

Matthias Wagner

DOCOMO Euro-Labs, DE

Important Dates


Register before the 22nd March and save up to 25%.
Register online at:
Sunday, 31st May 2009
Monday, 1st June 2009
PhD Symposium
Monday, 1st June 2009
Main Conference
2nd June – 4th June 2009
Lightning Talks
Register your interest until
Monday, 1st June 2009 12:00 CET
For more information, please visit the website:

Submissions (11:59 pm Hawaii time is the time limit for all submission deadlines)
Papers December 15, 2008
Demos January 23, 2009
Posters March 23, 2009
In-Use-Track December 17, 2008
Workshops November 22, 2008
Tutorials January 07, 2009
Panels February 02, 2009
PhD Symposium January 16, 2009

PhD Student Travel Grant March 16, 2009


ESWC2009 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web. We particularly encourage the submission of papers on industrial efforts and experiences with Semantic Web projects. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers.

The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing for ESWC2009 will be electronic via the conference submissions site. Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors.

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) format and will *not* be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission — details of this process will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

Papers have to be submitted electronically at:

Submission of Research Papers

Best Paper Award

An award will be given to the best paper (or papers) submitted to the conference as judged by the Program Chairs in collaboration with the Program Committee.

Register to ESWC2009!

The registration for the 6th European Semantic Web Conference 2009 is now open.
Register before 22nd of March and save up to 25%!

Registration* Standard Fee Fee for STI International full members
Early 520 EUR 470 EUR
Regular 630 EUR 580 EUR
Onsite 730 EUR 700 EUR
Tutorials (31st May) 95 EUR 95 EUR
Workshops (1st June) 95 EUR 95 EUR

*The conference registration fee covers the participation in the conference sessions, reception, coffee breaks, lunches and conference dinner. The participation in the tutorial and workshop sessions are not included in the regular registration fee.


Payment and Registration Confirmation
Payment can be made by credit card or onsite at the registration desk. Immediate e-mail confirmation with a formal invoice will be sent to the specified e-mail address.If you do not receive the confirmation or have problems with the online payment, please contact us at
Onsite Payment Registration
Onsite payment is available. Please make sure to have the fee amount in cash (EUR) available at the registration desk.

Cancellation of registration must be received no later than 10th May, 2009. Payments will be refunded except for a €60 service charge. After 10th May 2009, cancellations can be made, but refunds are up to the discretion of the conference management team. Please send all cancellation requests to

Accomodation and room booking options are available here.

The online payment services for ESWC2009 are realized by seekda OG.

European Semantic Web Conference 2009 – European Semantic Web Conference 2009.

About to build a semantic web application with JENA

marzo 17, 2009

Image by Getty Images via Daylife

I found software to build semantic web aplications.

  • Jena. Is a Open Source Semantic web framework. It provides a programmatic environment for RDF, RDFS and OWL, SPARQL and includes a rule-based inference engine.
    The Jena Framework includes:
  • Reading and writing RDF in RDF/XML, N3 and N-Triples
  • An OWL API
  • In-memory and persistent storage
  • SPARQL query engine

So far I only described the components that I used in my application. In future articles I will tell you how I put all the pieces together to build my semantic web application.

Jena work with Joseki. Joseki is an RDF server. The goal of Joseki is to provide an HTTP interface to RDF data. It fully supports SPARQL for querying, but as of yet, it does not provide an update protocol. The project is a sub-project of Jena and is developed as a J2EE application. Joseki can also be run stand-alone server as it ships preconfigured with the Jetty web server.

Download JENA

Download Joseki


Java – Build Your Semantic Web Application using Jena |

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Citas del Artículo “Some Observations on Mind Map and Ontology Building Tools for Knowledge Management

marzo 11, 2009

Citas de artículo.

Some Observations on Mind Map and Ontology Building Tools for Knowledge Management±

Biplab K. Sarker*, Peter Wallace and Will Gill
Research & Development, Innovatia Inc., Saint John E2L 4R5, Canada
e-mail: {biplab.sarker, peter.wallace, will.gill}
*corresponding author

Knowledge capture, knowledge integration and knowledge delivery are the essential parts of dynamic knowledge management. E-Learning is considered to be an integral part of knowledge delivery system. Information architect plays an important role in developing the system, and are primarily responsible for capturing and modeling knowledge from various Information sources as a part of eLearning. A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. It is possible to build and visualize a graphical representation of ontology with various mind mapping software tools to some extent since they (mind map and ontology) both deals with concepts and form a network. However, present mind mapping tools are not capable of drawing or defining an ontology perfectly and completely. In this paper, we present a brief description on the role of mind map and ontology in e-learning, the deficiencies of mind map and review the mind map and ontology building tools. The purpose for reviewing ontology building tools is to determine the toolkit most suitable for ontology creation, editing, and mind/concept mapping from the view points of Information Architects (IAs) who play a significant role in designing knowledge management systems. The paper also gives a fundamental understanding of ontology tools available on the market as open source products as well as commercial products in terms of their capability, availability, enhancement and further development. We provide a ranked list of the tools based on our needs and suitability for the IAs.

Keywords: knowledge management, ontology, e-learning, information mapping and software tools.

“Our principle objective in this paper is to find a tool convenient for building ontology with a very basic/beginner level experience and/or even without any experience. We present available tools on the market that can help an IA to create ontology from the MindMapping perspective and at the same time we can save the ontology as .owl file that can be used for further processing such as for reasoning/inference purposes (i.e. useful for Semantic Search) without losing any properties of the ontology. The paper is organized as follows. The next section represents various ontology tools available on the market. Section 3 provides analysis and evaluation of the ontology tools in depth based on our requirements. Section 4 concludes the paper with possible recommendations to the users such as IAs with beginner level experience in building ontology using semantic web technologies.”

Ontology Tools

1 Protégé
Protégé [5] is a free, open-source ontology editor/creator and knowledge-base framework and perhaps the most widely-used ontology creation tool on the market. Using protégé, ontologies can be edited and created using RDF/OWL script language (including OWL Full, DL and Light) or through its java-based plug-and-playenvironment.
OwlViz is a mapping visualization plugin designed for Protégé. It allows the user to view an ontology as aconcept map. One of the primary requirements in our research was the ability to create mind maps and topic maps. Therefore, this functionality within Protégé would significantly raise its stock. OwlViz is one of the solutions to this dilemma. However, OwlViz does not illustrate the relationships between each object, nor does it allow the user to create or edit the ontology within this view. The user has control over the degree to which the ontology is displayed (whether it’s just classes, subclasses and siblings, or the entire ontology, for example). Similar plugins include OntoViz and Techquila, although OwlViz was the better of the three. It is an effective way for a user with limited knowledge of OWL/RDF or ontologies to visually grasp what’s going on, however, for ontology creation or editing it serves very little purpose and fails to completely meet our needs.

2 Altova SemanticWorks
Altova’s SemanticWorks [6] software is a commercially available application that provides a great deal of performance and flexibility for ontology editing/creation. It is currently considered one of the top commercial ontology-creation tools on the market and provides a rich feature set. Users with a strong foundation in OWL/RDF will be at home using SemanticWorks and will have no problem creating and editing ontologies.

SMORE [7] and SWOOP [8] are both ontology editors that allow the user to create and edit ontologies using a similar interface. In fact, both tools are essentially the same, except that SMORE has an integrated web browser component. This additional functionality allows the user to browse the internet within the program and create an ontology from the terminology used on a web page. SWOOP does allow the user to enter the URL of online ontologies and bookmark them accordingly (SMORE does not). SWOOP also offers a slightly richer feature set (enable debugging, partition automatically, pellet query) and is completely open source.

2.4 CMapTools Ontology Editor(COE)
CmapTools [9] allows users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. The COE application provides users with an outlet to create ontologies in the form of concept maps. This was the version we evaluated extensively. CMap Server allows a group to collaborate online and provide feedback to one another.

CMapTools allow the user to import various types of XML and text documents and export ontologies in OWL, N-Triple (and its various formats) and Turtle. It offers validation and concept suggestion tools. CMaps a very appealing tool for our team’s purpose as it is the only toolset which is primarily a mind/concept mapping tool with ontological features. The intended users of the tool require the ability to create maps that can be loaded by our ontology experts in ontology software and vice versa.

One of the major benefits of CMap Tools is that users need only a very fundamental understanding of ontologies (mostly the types of relationships they must define). The ontology can then be created as a concept map using a simple drag and drop interface. A styles template also allows the user to quickly and easily customize their objects, lines and map in general. When loading ontology into CMap, it recognizes the types of relationships used and provides the repository of relationships to choose from when creating a relationship within the concept map, which is very helpful for anyone working on an ontology created by another author.

Analysis and Evaluation
We initially made a set of requirements necessary to evaluate a software tool for our IAs. Table. 1 gives a good understanding of the requirements for this purpose. Based on the requirements of the table 1, each tool we used was evaluated under these requirements. We have assigned a number on a 1 for poor – 10 for excellent scales. We finally agreed upon the appropriate tools from our findings currently available on the market and proceeded to analyze them in detail according to our requirements (Table 1). Some of the tools eliminated from our final lists tools are discussed in sec. 2.6. Tools that were no longer supported or updated were also ignored. Similarly, ontology tools that focused on irrelevant fields or were parts of larger application suites, such as LMS(Learning Management System) and CMS (Content Management Systems) suites, etc., were also ignored.

1 Some Observations on Mind Map and Ontology Building Tools for Knowledge Management.

CmapTools Ontology Editor

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