tools for ontology


It might be said, similarly to many other roles and activities, that an ontology engineer is only as good as his/her tool, but what are the tools for ontology engineering and how good are they?

The OntoCommons Workshop on Tools for Ontology Engineering is an opportunity to discuss among ontology engineering experts, practitioners, tool builders and users about the state of the ontology engineering toolkit in 2021.

The event aims to cover the whole ontology lifecycle, from requirement gathering to ontology use through:

  • a mix of presentations by diverse members of the ontology engineering community;
  • discussions to understand which tools contribute to which parts of the ontology lifecycle and what is currently lacking.

These presentations and discussions will be used as input to a report from the OntoCommons project on the state of ontology engineering tools in 2021. 



Time Title and speaker
10:00 Introduction - Mathieu d'Aquin on behalf of OntoCommons
10:15 The Fashion Knowledge Graph at Zalando - Katariina Kari 
10:30 From regulation to knowledge - Veronika Heimsbakk
10:45 Ontology Engineering at eccenca, Overview and Outlook - Sebastian Tramp 
11:00 Ontology repositories & services with the OntoPortal technology: a return of experience with AgroPortal - Clement Jonquet 
11:15 Q&A
11:30 Lunch break
12:45 Conceptual Modelling with ORMiE in Microsoft Visual Studio - Enrico Franconi 
01:00 UFO, OntoUML and its Associated Tools - Giancarlo Guizzardi 
01:15 Building the ArCo knowledge graph: process,  experience and struggle with existing tools - Valentina Presutti 
01:30 Visual Ontology Modeling for Domain Experts and Business Users with metaphactory - Peter Haase
01:45 Q&A 
02:00 Semantic Requirements in the Ontology Lifecycle - Michael Gruninger 
02:15 DOL and Hets - Tools for modular and heterogeneous ontologies - Till Mossakowski 
02:30 Ontology Engineering for Developer Ergonomics: the use case - Juan Sequeda 
02:45 Q&A

Panel on the suitability of current tools for ontology engineering: Is there a standard approach? Are we missing something? Are the tools good enough?

Mehwish Alan

Enrico Motta 

Aldo Gangemi 

Maria Keet 

Stephen Kahmann 

03:30 Wrap up - Mathieu d'Aquin on behalf of OntoCommons