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VoCol: An Agile Methodology and Environment for Collaborative Vocabulary Development

Petersen, Niklas; Halilaj, Lavdim; Lange, Christoph; Auer, Sören


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{
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.15023", 
  "abstract": "<p>Vocabularies typically reflect a consensus among experts in a<br />\ncertain application domain. They are thus implemented in collaboration<br />\nof domain experts and knowledge engineers. Particularly the presence of<br />\ndomain experts with little technical background requires a low-threshold<br />\nvocabulary engineering methodology. This methodology should be im-<br />\nplementable without dependencies on complex software components, it<br />\nshould provide collaborators with comprehensible feedback on syntax<br />\nand semantics errors in a tight loop, and it should give access to a human-<br />\nreadable presentation of the vocabulary. Inspired by agile software and<br />\ncontent development methodologies, we define the VoCol methodology<br />\nto address these requirements. We implemented a prototype based on a<br />\nloose coupling of validation and documentation generation components<br />\non top of a standard Git repository. All of these components, even the<br />\nrepository engine, can be exchanged with little effort. By evaluating the<br />\nusefulness of error feedback of different tools in the realistic setting of an<br />\nemerging mobility vocabulary we prove, however, that our choice of the<br />\ncrucial validation component is workable.</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Petersen", 
      "given": "Niklas"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Halilaj", 
      "given": "Lavdim"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Lange", 
      "given": "Christoph"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Auer", 
      "given": "S\u00f6ren"
    }
  ], 
  "id": "15023", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2015, 
        2, 
        11
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "title": "VoCol: An Agile Methodology and Environment for Collaborative Vocabulary Development", 
  "type": "paper-conference"
}

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