Technische Universität Dresden

Technische Visualistik

OntoSketch: Towards Digital Sketching as a Tool for Creating and Extending Ontologies for Non-Experts

13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies

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Abstract

This paper introduces a sketch-based interaction concept called OntoSketch, enabling non-experts to create and extend formally represented knowledge. Contrary to current editors, OntoSketch is based on lightweight pen and paper-like interactions, including a visual vocabulary that supports non-experts in modeling knowledge about specific domain information. The visualization concept is based on previous work as well as insights from a user study with 20 participants. OntoSketch enables the user to work in three views with his data: created domain examples, related or emerging abstract concepts and a combination of both. This allows for reflection while creating formalized knowledge. An export function allows a non-expert to generate an ontology out of his sketch-based work, without the necessity to understand the concept of ontologies in detail. Our approach is demonstrated via a prototypical tablet-PC application.

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OntoSketch Prototyp

BibTex entry formatted

Marius Brade, Florian Schneider, Angelika Salmen, Rainer Groh (2013). OntoSketch: Towards Digital Sketching as a Tool for Creating and Extending Ontologies for Non-Experts. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies S.9:1–9:8

BibTex entry

@article {bradeSchneiderOntoSketch, author = {Marius Brade, Florian Schneider, Angelika Salmen, Rainer Groh}, title = {OntoSketch: Towards Digital Sketching as a Tool for Creating and Extending Ontologies for Non-Experts}, journal = {Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies}, year = {2013}, pages = {9:1--9:8} }