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Announcing OnToology, a tool for collaborative ontology development

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@fi.upm.es>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:07:46 +0200
Message-ID: <CAExK0DdUirUH=MmwW=VcnNp40WDyf8ZgcT-mrnhRSb7i=OFC7g@mail.gmail.com>
To: dgarijo@fi.upm.es, Ahmad Alobaid <ahmad88me@gmail.com>
Hi all,
We would like to introduce you to the beta version of OnToology (1), a tool
that has been developed at the Ontology Engineering Group to help ontology
developers who are keen on using GitHub to keep control of ontology
versions in some of the last phases of the ontology development process.

OnToology helps ontology developers to document, evaluate, draw diagrams
and publish ontologies, always providing them with the control on the
generated outputs for additional editing.

OnToology integrates the OOPS! framework (2) for evaluation, Widoco (3)
(based on LODE (4)) for documentation and the Ar2dTool (5) for the
generation of taxonomy and entity-relationship diagrams. It also makes use
of the Github pages (5) for the previsualisation of the generated HTML

How to use OnToology:
1. Enter your repository as user/repository i.e. myuser/myrepo (it does not
work with organizations at the moment).
2. You will be redirected to Github to authorize OnToology to access your
3. Update your repository and push.
4. OnToology will create pull request including generated files
(documentation, diagrams and evaluation)
5. Merge the pull request created by OnToology

If you log in the OnToology portal with your Github account, you will also
be able to monitor your repositories and enable/disable some of the
features associated to them.

See a step by step example here: http://ontoology.linkeddata.es/stepbystep.
An example here of the generated contents here:
(previsualization page is available at

OnToology is open source, and available in GitHub (7). We welcome your
feedback (and your collaboration on adding more features)!

Best regards,
Ahmad Alobaid, Daniel Garijo, María Poveda-Villalón, Idafen Santana and
Oscar Corcho (OnToology team)

(1) http://ontoology.linkeddata.es/ (also available at:
(2) http://oops.linkeddata.es/
(3) https://github.com/dgarijo/Widoco
(4) http://www.essepuntato.it/lode
(5) https://github.com/idafensp/ar2dtool
(6) https://pages.github.com/
(7) https://github.com/OnToology/OnToology
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