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Deep Dives into TopBraid EVN — Part 2: Collaborative Ontology Management

Special Note: This is the second in a series of 30 minute ‘deep dive’ webinars on TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (EVN) that will feature short demos on some key capabilities for collaborative ontology management provided by TopBraid EVN 5.1.

Enterprises are increasingly using ontologies to help applications and data interoperate. Effective ontologies build connections between different business domains. They capture business and technical knowledge. They are rich and flexible, yet precise in their meaning.

Socializing ontologies and involving all relevant stakeholders in creating, governing and sharing them as enterprise assets can be challenging – yet it is key to success.

Who Should Attend: Ontologists, Taxonomists, Data Governance Stakeholders, Publishers, Metadata Specialists, Content Managers, Information Architects and anyone who works with ontologies,taxonomies, and other controlled vocabularies as well as the data or content related to these vocabularies.

Join us for this webinar to learn how managing ontologies with TopBraid EVN can provide your organization with these benefits:

  • Support for collaboration in defining, linking and reviewing enterprise ontologies and taxonomies
  • Role-based access control, notifications of change events, audit trails and change management
  • Business-friendly UI for creating rich definitions and business rules
  • Automated delivery of ontologies to enterprise applications combined with the ability to track their usage across the enterprise
  • Configurability and flexibility to best fit the needs of your organization

More on the Speakers:

Irene Polikoff


Irene Polikoff has more than two decades of experience in software development, management, consulting and strategic planning. Since co-founding TopQuadrant in 2001 Irene has been involved in more than a dozen projects in government and commercial sectors. She has written strategy papers, trained customers on the use of the Semantic Web standards, developed ontology models, designed solution architectures and defined deployment processes and guidance.

Jack Spivak

Jack Spivak
Jack Spivak is a Semantic Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant. He performs solution requirements, architecture analysis, design, and semantic model-driven application development on TopBraid EVN and the TopBraid platform, especially in the areas of ontology development, custom and standardized controlled vocabularies and the relationships between these. Jack came to TopQuadrant in 2013.




Irene Polikoff

CEO and Co-founder of TopQuadrant, Irene has been a key driver of the vision and direction for TopQuadrant’s products, especially TopBraid EVN. She will demonstrate that EVN can enable a workgroup to collaboratively edit any RDFS schema or OWL ontology, as well as instances of that schema or ontology. She will emphasize how these capabilities can be used in a teamwork environment for management and governance of ontology models.

Jack Spivak

Jack Spivak

A Semantic Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant, Jack will introduce the capabilities needed for effective ontology management. He will present a high-level overview of how TopBraid EVN meets these needs and enables effective collaboration.

Related Blog: Editing Ontologies and Instances with Topbraid EVN

TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (EVN) has become known as one of the premier tools for multi-user management of distributed taxonomies, but fewer people know that it is not limited to taxonomies. EVN can work with any RDF/OWL model and data, bringing its change management, collaboration, data quality rules, standards support, and support for web services communication to the curation of all ontologies. Its ability to network together standardized and customized ontologies and taxonomies lets your enterprise metadata management get more value out of all of these resources