Case study of extending Gi2MO Ontology for InnoWEB project

Posted By on June 4, 2012

Recently, we discussed extensions of the Gi2MO Ontology that fit it to the specifics of mobile devices as well as deliberation platforms in general. Now, we would like to share another story of an initiative independent from Gi2MO project but connecting with our ontology research.

InnoWEB is an ongoing project by the Mondragon University, ISEA institute and companies from Mondragon Corporation. One of the goals of the project is to establish and evaluate a collaborative innovation platform based on social software.

In this setting, the Gi2MO Ontology is being used for publishing idea metadata and sharing it with other web applications.

Mondragon researchers created a number of their own ontology extensions to map the specifics of innovation pipelines applied in the Mondragon cluster companies. The Mondragon Gi2MO Wave ontology reuses some of the existing Gi2MO concepts but also introduces a number of new ones. Most notably, a more strict view on Idea Descriptions by defining a particular set of allowed ones like Outcome, Target, Technology, Market etc.

The collaborative platform that Mondragon uses during their evaluations with companies is based on Drupal and as an extension of cooperation with Gi2MO project they also utilize our RDFme solution for publishing and consuming the data within the InnoWEB platform.

InnoWeb prototype with innovation waves interface (click to enlarge).

If you would like to know more about the results of Mondragon studdies and how they use Semantic Web metadata in InnoWEB, check out a related publication from the 17th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE 2011): “A Case Study on the Use of Community Platforms for Inter-Enterprise Innovation” by Felix Larrinaga, Igor Santos, Osane Lizarralde, Alain Perez.

Additionally, you can see the specification of Gi2MO Wave extension published at our own website.


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