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Name of the tool: VocBench
Home page: http://vocbench.uniroma2.it
Date of latest release: 2013-11-27 (verify)
Programming language(s) that can be used with the tool:
Relevant semantic web technologies: SKOS, SKOS-XL
Categories: Special Browser, RDF or OWL Browser, Editor, Development Environment, Visualizer
See also:
Public mailing list: http://http://groups.google.com/group/vocbench-user
Preferred project URI:
DOAP reference:
Company or institution: ART Group, University of Rome, Tor Vergata (http://art.uniroma2.it/), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (http://www.fao.org/)

(Tool description last modified on 2014-02-17.)


VocBench (a.k.a. "The Workbench", "CS WorkBench", "AOS", "Agricultural Ontology Server" or "ACSW") is a web-based, multilingual, vocabulary editing and workflow tool.

Originally created to manage AGROVOC, a multi-lingual thesaurus with more than 32000 concepts in over 20 languages, it now hosts an ever-expanding set of vocabularies.

Users can register and become trusted editors with admin approval, or enter as visitors and simply navigate data. VocBench supports many different user roles, all with different and fine-grained rights.

The project is open source, so it can be downloaded (see the "download" section on its site) and installed. There is a sandbox version that can be browsed with a default installation of Agrovoc and other few thesauri.