metaphactory 5.2 delivers improved governance of ontologies

We are excited to announce the release of metaphactory 5.2, which comes with several improvements to ontology governance in metaphactory, particularly a new ontology versioning concept and a new editorial workflow. Plus, improved performance and resilience for large-scale vocabularies, further enhancements in LLM configuration and improvements to overall UI/UX. Keep reading!


Improved ontology governance


We've implemented two notable updates to ontology management in metaphactory, enhancing its versioning capabilities and facilitating a smoother editorial workflow for more streamlined collaboration.


New ontology versioning concept


A new ontology versioning concept allows users to manage and view different versions of an ontology in a single metaphactory system. It supports the storage of multiple older ontology versions, enabling newer ontologies to depend on the older versions, as well as supporting Git integration without dependency on it.


Editorial workflow for ontologies


Our new ontology editorial workflow enables users to explicitly set the status of an ontology, such as “In development”, “In review”, "Ready for publication", “Published” or “Archived”, and make it visible across various views. Users will be able to easily distinguish between published ontologies (and their versions) and ontologies still in development. Additionally, editorial responsibilities are made clearer throughout the workflow. Users can now define reviewers who have the ability to effortlessly comment on and approve an ontology version.


Further, reviewers now have the ability to see and navigate tracked changes based on provenance information.


What else is new in metaphactory 5.2?


  • Major performance and resilience improvements in viewing and editing large scale vocabularies
  • Improved version of the LLM-based interface for natural language to SPARQL translation
  • Miscellaneous improvements in UX/UI, including:
    • UX Improvements when selecting and adding entities from a vocabulary into form input fields
    • UX enhancements in the visual ontology editor
    • A revamped start page that will better help users set up metaphactory and navigate the platform


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