Poland, Warsaw, December 12th, 2014 – Cognitum announced a second release of the Fluent Editor 2014, a comprehensive ontology editor. A new released includes improvements and new features like embedded SPARQL engine, materialized Graph insight, OWL annotations, R language plugins and last but not least, integration with the Protégé (open source ontology editor).
“We are proud, that this year it is already a second big release of Fluent Editor 2014. It shows that we work very hard to understand problems that our client struggle with and develop our product that satisfy the needs of the most demanding users,” stated Pawel Zarzycki, CEO of Cognitum.
The main idea of new version of Fluent Editor 2014 was to bring a more efficient way to create and manipulate complex ontologies. To achieve this Cognitum embedded SPARQL engine. With only one click users can materialized (using selected reasoned) ontology and available for SPARQL queries. In order to have a quick insight into instances and their relations in ontology, Cognitum added Materialized Graph insight. Now ontology can be also materialized and explored with OCNL (simple natural language queries). The OWL 2 RL profile was introduced for applications that require scalable reasoning without sacrificing too much expressive power. Now Fluent Editor allows users quickly validate ontology for compatibility with the profile. If an unconformity has been found it will assist users showing the exact reason.
Cognitum has noticed that efficient collaborative knowledge editing becomes a real problem for several organizations. Responding to customer needs Cognitum implemented free-text natural-language annotations for defined terms in SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System). It is a standardized way of represent controlled vocabularies, taxonomies and thesauri. Specifically, SKOS itself is an OWL ontology and it can be written out in any RDF syntax. Fluent Editor allows now to work and edit directly OWL annotations and SKOS. Annotations will processed also for referenced ontologies as well as imported/exported to OWL/RDF and can be processed on the server, so the whole process is much more efficient.
One of the most significant changes in Fluent Editor 2014 is a direct integration with the Protégé. “Protégé is a great tool for editing ontologies allowing deep insight into the structure of the OWL ontology. On the other hand Fluent Editor allows users to focus on actual meaning of the ontology (taxonomy, vocabulary, rule set, etc) being edited, and because of that we decided to implement this feature.” says Paweł Zarzycki, CEO of Cognitum, “Those two tools can nicely collaborate. Users can instantly synchronize view of the ontology between different windows of Fluent Editor and Protégé in one place.”
And last but not least, Cognitum added R language package in order to run analytical computations over ontologies with the open source language R and its Controlled Natural Language.
With this release Fluent Editor can be used as a full-featured tool to edit and manage ontologies with an Ontorion Server database. Users get all in one place: OWL/SWRL modularized editing, XML preview, annotations, remote taxonomy tree, remote SPARQL endpoint and server status. Multiple users can work with A-Box and T-Box on the server in a collaborative way.
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Fluent Editor 2014 is a comprehensive tool for editing and manipulating complex ontologies that uses Controlled Natural Language. Fluent editor provides one with a more suitable for human users alternative to XML-based OWL editors. It's main feature is the usage of Controlled English as a knowledge modeling language. Supported via Predictive Editor, it prohibits one from entering any sentence that is grammatically or morphologically incorrect and actively helps the user during sentence writing. The Controlled English is a subset of English with restricted grammar and vocabulary in order to reduce the ambiguity and complexity of the language.
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