Short introduction to Conzilla

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Short introduction to Conzilla at the beginning of the \"Collaborative Conceptual Modeling\" workshop at the TENCompetence WinterSchool 2008 in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Short introduction to Conzilla

  1. 1. Conzilla The Concept Browser <ul><li>Knowledge Management Research group </li></ul><ul><li>http://kmr.nada.kth.se </li></ul><ul><li>Division of Media Technology and Graphic Arts </li></ul><ul><li>School of Computer Science and Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a Concept Browser? <ul><li>A knowledge management tool with many purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient collaborative knowledge modeling tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface for editing and styling RDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human interface for the Semantic Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presents knowledge in terms of maps: Context-maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A special kind of conceptual models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allows for browsing through context-maps like web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts and concept relations can be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotated with metadata and content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commented on by contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used as “gateways” to other context-maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In different languages </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Collaborative Context-maps <ul><li>One of the biggest strengths of Conzilla </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Context-maps become conglomerates of contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modifications are performed non-invasively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support by Semantic Web technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everything is centered around unique identifiers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every map, every concept has a URI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everybody can contribute to it, Wiki style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maps can be published </li></ul><ul><ul><li>URI and RDF models are announced to a collaboration server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions are registered at the same server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The same collaborative map can look differently, depending on the activated contributions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The User Interface <ul><li>Two different modes: browsing and editing </li></ul><ul><li>Various tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Layer manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Session manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edit mode caveats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A context-map requires at least one session: contains seperated visual and non-visual information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every contribution to a map is a session </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Hands On <ul><li>More fun than just showing screenshots </li></ul><ul><li>“Causes of Terrorism” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>URI online in the WinterSchool Wiki </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Information Online <ul><li>Conzilla </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.conzilla.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborilla </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collaborilla.conzilla.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management Research group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://kmr.nada.kth.se </li></ul></ul>

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