Stannett, M., Legg, C. & Sarjant, S. (2013). Massive ontology interface. Paper presented at CHINZ 2013: 14th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, 15-16 November 2013 — Christchurch, New Zealand.
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This paper describes the Massive Ontology Interface (MOI), a web portal which facilitates interaction with a large ontology (over 200,000 concepts and 1.6M assertions) that is built automatically using OpenCyc as a backbone. The aim of the interface is to simplify interaction with the massive amounts of information and guide the user towards understanding the ontology’s data. Using either a text or graph-based representation, users can discuss and edit the ontology. Social elements utilizing gamification techniques are included to encourage users to create and collaborate on stored knowledge as part of a web community. An evaluation by 30 users comparing MOI with OpenCyc’s original interface showed significant improvements in user understanding of the ontology, although full testing of the interface’s social elements lies in the future.
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