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K-CAP 2007: A Methodology for Asynchronous Multi-User Editing of Semantic Web Ontologies

I gave a presentation at the K-CAP 2007 conference. It, along with all my other papers, can be found in the publications section of this website.
You can view the research paper, the slides of my presentation, and an animated movie of my presentation (slides + audio). To view the movie click the image below to download (quicktime h.264):
View movie of K-CAP presentation
The research gives techniques and a methodology for multi-user editing of ontologies. It suggests a technique for locking segments of description logics ontologies for multi-user editing. This technique fits into a methodology for ontology editing in which multiple ontology engineers concurrently lock, extract modify, error-check and re-merge individual segments of a large ontology. The technique aims to provide a pragmatic compromise between a very restrictive approach that might offer complete error protection, but make useful multi-user interactions impossible and a wide-open, anything-goes editing paradigm, which offers little to no protection.

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