Over the past few weeks we have been publishing a series of general background documents and tutorials useful to the understanding of ontologies. These entries have been prepared specifically with the non-expert and end user in mind.
- An Executive Intro to Ontologies [TechWiki] — an executive-level introduction to ontologies, their uses and their benefits
- A Brief Survey of Ontology Development Methodologies [TechWiki] — a survey of existing methods and approaches for how ontologies get built
- Listing of 185 Ontology Building Tools [TechWiki] — a comprehensive listing and categorization of tools for building, editing, maintaining and using ontologies; most of the tools are open source
- A New Methodology for Building Lightweight, Domain Ontologies [TechWiki] — a recommended approach and methodology for how existing practice and methods can be pragmatically combined to build and maintain ontologies
- A New Landscape in Ontology Development Tools [TechWiki] — a recommended approach and development path for the evolution of ontology tools suitable for use by knowledge workers and domain (non-ontology) experts
- Metamodeling in Domain Ontologies [TechWiki] — an important structural consideration for how to build flexible and adaptive ontologies, and
- A Reference Guide to Ontology Best Practices [TechWiki] — the capstone piece in the tutorial series that summarizes best ontology practices across all areas of use and maintenance.