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Collaborative Ontologies in Knowledge Management

, , , University of Paderborn, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


As knowledge is one of the strategic factors in today's life, the latest ambitions towards a semantic web emphasize the relevance to support knowledge acquisition through computer-based systems. The concept of ontologies plays one a key role in mapping semantic structures to a computer representation. The question is: Who should create such ontologies and what could enhance the construction of a semantic structure? With the Visual Cooperative Ontology Environment ?short visCOntE ?we developed an environment to support the process of collaborative ontology creation by means of a visual approach. Besides a detailed description of visCOntE ?with focus on cooperative interaction and visualization ?the question why a cooperative approach of ontology creation is essential and which requirements have to be considered, will be discussed.


Vonrueden, M., Hampel, T. & Geissler, S. (2005). Collaborative Ontologies in Knowledge Management. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2145-2152). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 20, 2019 from .


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