Towards Easy Vocabulary Drafts with Neologism 2.0

Johannes Lipp*, Lars Gleim, Michael Cochez, Iraklis Dimitriadis, Hussain Ali, Daniel Hoppe Alvarez, Christoph Lange, Stefan Decker

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Shared vocabularies and ontologies are essential for many applications. Although standards and recommendations already cover many areas, adaptations are usually necessary to represent concrete use-cases properly. Domain experts are unfamiliar with ontology engineering, which creates special requirements for needed tool support. Simple sketch applications are usually too imprecise, while comprehensive ontology editors are often too complicated for non-experts. We present Neologism 2.0 – an open-source tool for quick vocabulary creation through domain experts. Its guided vocabulary creation and its collaborative graph editor enable the quick creation of proper vocabularies, even for non-experts, and dramatically reduces the time and effort to draft vocabularies collaboratively. An RDF export allows quick bootstrapping of any other Semantic Web tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web: ESWC 2021 Satellite Events
Subtitle of host publicationVirtual Event, June 6–10, 2021, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsRuben Verborgh, Anastasia Dimou, Aidan Hogan, Claudia d’Amato, Ilaria Tiddi, Arne Bröring, Simon Maier, Femke Ongenae, Riccardo Tommasini, Mehwish Alam
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030804183
ISBN (Print)9783030804176
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event18th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 6 Jun 202110 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12739 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2021
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgment. Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC – 2023 Internet of Production – 390621612.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Knowledge graph
  • Ontology creation
  • Semantic Web
  • Vocabulary creation
  • Vocabulary drafts


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