VocBench: a Web Application for Collaborative Development of Multilingual Thesauri

Stellato, Armando and Rajbhandari, Sachit and Turbati, Andrea and Fiorelli, Manuel and Caracciolo, Caterina and Lorenzetti, Tiziano and Keizer, Johannes and Pazienza, Maria Teresa VocBench: a Web Application for Collaborative Development of Multilingual Thesauri. The Semantic Web. Latest Advances and New Domains, 2015, vol. 9088. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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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 as-pects 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 ar-chitecture, and evaluate it under both a functional and user-appreciation ground, through a comparison with state-of-the-art and user questionnaires analysis, re-spectively. Finally, we provide insights on future developments.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: FAO_AIMS, AIMS, Collaborative Thesaurus Management, SKOS, SKOS-XL,FAOAIMS
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
L. Information technology and library technology > LN. Data base management systems.
L. Information technology and library technology > LQ. Library automation systems.
Depositing user: Thembani Malapela
Date deposited: 12 Oct 2015 07:52
Last modified: 20 Nov 2015 13:40
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/28130


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