Importing RDF ontologies to SMW with ontology2smw and Academic Event Ontology

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SMWCon Fall 2020Importing RDF ontologies to SMW with ontology2smw and Academic Event Ontology
SMWCon Fall 2020
Importing RDF ontologies to SMW with ontology2smw and Academic Event Ontology
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Description: In this talk we like to present an overview of the process and challenges of automating an RDF ontology import into SemanticMediawiki with ontology2smw, in the context of the confIDent project and how Academic Event Ontology (AEON) is being developed to support the requirements of Semantic Mediawiki.
Speaker(s): André Castro, Philip Strömert
Type: Talk
Audience: Community, Academics, Admins
Length: 20 minutes
Video: not available
Keywords: ontologies, ontology tools, import vocabulary
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The ConfIDent project, is currently under development, to provide a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) source of academic event & event series metadata. In its current stage, the project's efforts have been centered on aggregating metadata from scientific events onto a Semantic Mediawiki instance, and developing a semantic web ontology - Academic Event Ontology (AEON) - to support the identification, development, management, evaluation, and impact assessment of academic events and event series into a Linked Open Data platform.

One of the essential features, to the process of metadata aggregation, is the capacity to import and reuse existing ontology schemes via Mediawiki:smw_import pages and Category & Property definitions. Although this is a simple manual process, it is time consuming and can become a tedious and error-prone task, when importing an ontology of more than a few dozen terms. ontology2smw is a Python command line application dedicated to automating that process, which is being used and developed within confIDent. So far it has been proven particularly useful in dealing with an ontology in-development, where terms' definitions are often subject to changes, which need to be incorporated into the Semantic Mediawiki instance.

$ ontology2smw --help
usage: ontology2smw [-h] [-w] [-o ONTOLOGY] [-f {application/rdf+xml,ttl}]

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                 { . . } 
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confIDent ontology2SMW  
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