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Some observations on mind map and ontology building tools for knowledge management

Ubiquity, Volume 2008 Issue March | BY Biplab K. Sarker , Peter Wallace , Will Gill 


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Ontology is a fundamental data object for organizing knowledge in a structured way in many areas ranging from philosophy to Knowledge Management. 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. Ontology is found to be useful and efficient as a basis to capture the knowledge, model it in a structured way and disseminate it for further processing from various information sources. In this paper, we present a brief description on the role of ontology in e-learning and review the 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.

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Source: Ubiquity Volume 9, Issue 9 (March 4, 2008 - March 10, 2008)


these tools need to be integrated with multiple modeling representations that are built atop ontologies

— Jeffrey Wallk, Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:23:41 UTC

thank you

— jojo, Fri, 29 Apr 2011 23:45:33 UTC

can we link up xml and sensor models

— prasanti, Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:29:40 UTC

required about the information like ontologies-semantic web-sensors

— prasanti, Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:28:43 UTC

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