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Developed by Boštjan Pajntar
Last Update 26.01.2010
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Subversion 2.3.1/SearchPoint/Watson Subversion
Bugzilla 2.3.1/SearchPoint/Watson Bugzilla
License EPL
Affiliation JSI
Topic Human-Ontology Interaction
NTKVersionFrom 2.3.1
NTKVersionTo 2.3.1
Video 2.3.1/SearchPoint/Watson Video

SearchPoint plugin offers contextualised search for ontologies. It accesses several ontology search engines and offers a contextualising panel visualising different topics found in the search results. The user can change the ranking of the hits by moving a focus point near the topics of interest. Extracting topics from search results is greatly enhanced, by Watson ontology search engine which is providing "key concepts" as a form of good summarisation of each ontology.

Ontology Search is one of the first steps in the ontology engineering lifecycle. When creating a new ontology, it makes sense to take a pre-existing ontology and reuse it whole or in part. As ontology search is not very accurate the contextualising power of SearchPoint enables the user to find the needed ontologies by additionally selecting a context which positions the needed ontologies higher in the result set.