VocBench is a web-based, multilingual, collaborative development platform for managing OWL ontologies, SKOS(/XL) thesauri, Ontolex-lemon lexicons and generic RDF datasets.

Designed to meet the needs of semantic web and linked data environments, VocBench development has also been driven by the feedback gathered from a community of users made of public organizations, companies and independent users looking for open source solutions for maintaining their ontologies, thesauri, code lists and authority resources.

VocBench (or, simply, VB) business and data access layers are realized by Semantic Turkey, an open-source platform for Knowledge Acquisition and Management realized by the ART Research Group at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

VocBench offers a powerful editing environment, with facilities for management of OWL ontologies, SKOS/SKOS-XL thesauri, OntoLex lexicons and any sort of RDF dataset. It aims to set new standards for flexibility, openness and expressive power as a free and open source RDF modelling platform.

Initially funded by the European Commission ISA² programme and currently by the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL), the development of VocBench is managed by the Publications Office of the EU under contract with European Dynamics.

Download links for the sources and binaries of VocBench are available on the downloads page


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