NeOn is a 14.7 million Euros project involving 14 European partners and co-funded by the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme under grant number IST-2005-027595. NeOn started in March 2006 and has a duration of 4 years. Our aim is to advance the state of the art in using ontologies for large-scale semantic applications in the distributed organizations. Particularly, we aim at improving the capability to handle multiple networked ontologies that exist in a particular context, are created collaboratively, and might be highly dynamic and constantly evolving.
The main outcome of the NeOn Project is an ontology engineering environment called the NeOn toolkit, which focuses on handling the whole development life-cycle for networked ontologies. It is based on eclipse and provides and extensible platform for ontology engineering. We develop a large number of plugins to tackle various activities related to the development of ontologies, including project planning, knowledge reuse, alignment, inconsistency handling, ontology evolution and sharing.
The NeOn Project website (http://neon-project.org) for information about the project members, the research in the project and the technologies we develop
The NeOn Toolkit website (http://neon-toolkit.org) for downloading the ontology engineering environment, for information about plugins, support, forums, and documentation.