We introduce VocBench, an open source web application for editing thesauri complying with the SKOS and SKOS-XL standards. VocBench has a strong focus on collaboration, supported by workflow management for content validation and publication. Dedicated user roles provide a clean separation of competences, addressing different specificities ranging from management aspects to vertical competences on content editing, such as conceptualization versus terminology editing. Extensive support for scheme management allows editors to fully exploit the possibilities of the SKOS model, as well as to fulfill its integrity constraints. We discuss thoroughly the main features of VocBench, detail its architecture, and evaluate it under both a functional and user-appreciation ground, through a comparison with state-of-the-art and user questionnaires analysis, respectively. Finally, we provide insights on future developments.

Stellato, A., Rajbhandari, S., Turbati, A., Fiorelli, M., Caracciolo, C., Lorenzetti, T., et al. (2015). VocBench: a web application for collaborative development of multilingual thesauri. In F. Gandon, M. Sabou, H. Sack, C. D’Amato, P. Cudré-Mauroux, & A. Zimmermann (a cura di), The Semantic web: latest advances and new domains. Proceedings of the 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (pp. 38-53). Springer Verlag [10.1007/978-3-319-18818-8_3].

VocBench: a web application for collaborative development of multilingual thesauri

STELLATO, ARMANDO;TURBATI, ANDREA;PAZIENZA, MARIA TERESA
2015

Abstract

We introduce VocBench, an open source web application for editing thesauri complying with the SKOS and SKOS-XL standards. VocBench has a strong focus on collaboration, supported by workflow management for content validation and publication. Dedicated user roles provide a clean separation of competences, addressing different specificities ranging from management aspects to vertical competences on content editing, such as conceptualization versus terminology editing. Extensive support for scheme management allows editors to fully exploit the possibilities of the SKOS model, as well as to fulfill its integrity constraints. We discuss thoroughly the main features of VocBench, detail its architecture, and evaluate it under both a functional and user-appreciation ground, through a comparison with state-of-the-art and user questionnaires analysis, respectively. Finally, we provide insights on future developments.
Settore ING-INF/05 - Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni
Settore INF/01 - Informatica
eng
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo scientifico in atti di convegno
collaborative thesaurus management; SKOS; SKOS-XL; computer science (all); theoretical computer science
Stellato, A., Rajbhandari, S., Turbati, A., Fiorelli, M., Caracciolo, C., Lorenzetti, T., et al. (2015). VocBench: a web application for collaborative development of multilingual thesauri. In F. Gandon, M. Sabou, H. Sack, C. D’Amato, P. Cudré-Mauroux, & A. Zimmermann (a cura di), The Semantic web: latest advances and new domains. Proceedings of the 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (pp. 38-53). Springer Verlag [10.1007/978-3-319-18818-8_3].
Stellato, A; Rajbhandari, S; Turbati, A; Fiorelli, M; Caracciolo, C; Lorenzetti, T; Keizer, J; Pazienza, Mt
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