MLGrafViz: multilingual ontology visualization plug-in for protégé

Merlin Florrence


Natural Language Processing (NLP) is rapidly increasing in all domains of knowledge acquisition to facilitate different language user. It is required to develop knowledge based NLP systems to provide better results.  Knowledge based systems can be implemented using ontologies where ontology is a collection of terms and concepts arranged taxonomically.  The concepts that are visualized graphically are more understandable than in the text form.   In this research paper, new multilingual ontology visualization plug-in MLGrafViz is developed to visualize ontologies in different natural languages. This plug-in is developed for protégé ontology editor. This plug-in allows the user to translate and visualize the core ontology into 135 languages.


Multilingual; Ontology; Visualization


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