OntoWiki Feature of the Week: Enhanced Model Creation

Dear OntoWiki Users,

This weeks feature hooks into the knowledge base/model creation and add data process.

You can create a new knowledge base from the “Knowledge Bases” module’s menu with “Edit > Create Knowledge Base”.
The title and the URI for the new knowledge base are optional now and you can start rightaway with a new empty knowledge base or select one of the option:

  • Import an RDF resource from the web (queries the model URI with Linked Data)
  • Upload an RDF Dump (supported formats are RDF/XML, RDF/JSON, Turtle and N3)
  • Paste Source (the same as “Upload an RDF Dump” but with an input form)

But what is OntoWiki without extensions?
You can define a new import method with an extension by registering it for the “onProvideImportActions”-event.
One example for such an extension is the csvimporter (which will be one of the next features of the week 😉 )

The add data action (“Add Data to Knowledge Base” in the knowledge base’s context menu) is now the same as the one used for creating a new knowledge base. This implies that there are the same extensions registered and the same options available.

This feature is available in the develop branch and will be published with
OntoWiki 0.9.11.

Best regards

Natanael Arndt

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