Re: [unrev-II] OntoMat -- web page annotation tool DAML/OIL

From: Jack Park (
Date: Fri Sep 07 2001 - 22:46:25 PDT

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    I am playing with the download and it is good!
    Give it a try. This puppy is going to prove to be a great source of
    experience in messing with ontologies and web pages.

    At 08:13 PM 9/7/2001 -0700, you wrote:
    >Page includes downloadable beta version. Requires JDK1.3 Java. Soon to be
    >open source.
    >"Ontomat is a user-friendly interactive webpage annotation tool. It
    >supports the user with the task of creating and maintaining ontology-based
    >DAML+OIL markups i.e. creating of DAML-instances, attributes and
    >relationships. It include an ontology browser for the exploration of the
    >ontology and instances and a HTML browser that will display the annotated
    >parts of the text. It is Java-based and provide a plugin interface for
    >extensions. The intended user is the individual annotator i.e., people that
    >want to enrich their web pages with DAML-meta data. Instead of manually
    >annotating the page with a text editor, say, emacs, Ont-O-Mat allows the
    >annotator to highlight relevant parts of the web page and create new
    >instances via drag’n’drop interactions. It supports the meta-data creation
    >phase of the lifecycle.
    >It is planned that a future version will contain an information extraction
    >plugin, that offers a wizard which suggest which parts of the text are
    >relevant for annotation. That aspect will help to ease the time-consuming
    >annotation task. "
    >"· Ontomat will become a open source project, see
    >· Ontomat support yet the knowledge capturing and annotation of a
    >given web page. In the future it will support the annotation and authoring
    >of a new web page.
    >· At the moment several Plug-Ins are now on development:
    >· Web Page Authoring (Sichun Xu)
    >· Information Extraction Component (Siegfried Handschuh)
    >· Java-Script Plugin (Leo Meyer)
    >· Ontology and Metadata Editor (Ljiljana Stojanovic)
    >· Database Reverse Engineering Component (Ljiljana Stojanovic)
    >· Focused Document and Metadata Crawling Component "
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