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Champion: Enrico Motta
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Participant(s):Silvio Peroni, Ning Li, Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez

Similar Technologies:NeOn,



A Novel Approach to Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies

KC-Viz is a novel tool for visualizing and navigating ontologies, which exploits an innovative ontology summarization method to support a ’middle-out ontology browsing’ approach, where it becomes possible to navigate ontologies starting from the most information-rich nodes ("key concepts"). Thus, KC-Viz allows users to quickly make sense of very large ontologies, by providing summarized views of ontologies at different levels of abstraction, depending on the current focus of the user. KC-Viz makes use of the award-winning KCE algorithm for ontology summarization - http://kmi.open.ac.uk/technologies/name/kce, which combines theories from the cognitive sciences with formal methods from linguistics and ontology engineering to identify the key concepts in an ontology. KC-Viz is fully implemented and is available as a plugin of the NeOn Toolkit (http://neon-toolkit.org/wiki/KC-Viz).

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Motta, E., Peroni, S., Gomez-Perez, J., d'Aquin, M. and Li, N. (2012) Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies with KC-Viz, in eds. Suárez-Figueroa, M.C., Gómez-Pérez, A., Motta, E., Gangemi, A., Ontology Engineering in a Networked World, pp. 343-362, Springer

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Motta, E., Mulholland, P., Peroni, S., d'Aquin, M., Gomez-Perez, J., Mendez, V. and Zablith, F. (2011) A Novel Approach to Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies, International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2011, Bonn, Springer-Verlag


Motta, E., Peroni, S. and d'Aquin, M. (2011) Latest Developments in KC-Viz, Demo at International Semantic Web Conference 2011, Bonn

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Motta, E., Peroni, S., Li, N. and d'Aquin, M. (2010) KC-Viz: A Novel Approach to Visualizing and Navigating Ontologies, Demo at The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2010), Lisbon, Portugal.

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