This page contains all the tools that are (or being) developed at the STARLab.

Tool Name Summary Availability
  It is a ontology-based wiki (semantic wiki) to support scientific exchange, the development of new technologies and knowledge around virtual representations of human body for interactive medical applications. It's an open semantic wiki, you can have a free access at: http://3dah.miralab.ch/cms/


DoggyBank is a social web page tagger based on DOGMABank. DoggyBank firefox extension is compatible with firefox 1.5.x (not yet with 2.x) and requires a Java JVM 1.5 or later to be installed.It was developed in 2005.

Users can download the free trail version of DoggyBank here. This trail version only contains limited concept definitions.

The DOGMA-MESS (Meaning Evolution Support System) is a state-of-the-art system built on the DOGMA framework for scalable ontology engineering. It helps communities of practice consisting of stakeholders from different organizations to define shared ontologies that are relevant to their joint collaboration objectives. The goal of DOGMA-MESS is to provide support to make this complex and fuzzy shared meaning evolution process of a collaborative community as effective and efficient as possible. It was developed in 2006.


Users need to contact STARLab (not free) to have the access to DOGMA-MESS.

To learn DOGMA-MESS, visit here.

DOGMA Studio Workbench is a marvelous collection of tools to facilitate the life of the DOGMA ontology engineer (overview) The current version of DOGMA Studio Workbench is able to edit lexons, browse lexons, visualize lexon NORM trees, visualize some ORM constraints that are applied to the lexon NORM tree at the commitment layer.

Not free. Currently we are preparing to make a free trial version.

Ontology based Online Email Fraud Detector V1.0. Online version is free.

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DOGMA Studio

DOGMA Studio Server is a robust ontology server. It is developed as a JBoss J2EE application, backed by a PostgreSQL relational database. It supports the DOGMA framework for ontology engineering.

Not free. Use of this server through the API is currently restricted to project partners. DOGMA-MESS and the DOGMA Studio Workbench provide access to the content stored in the server.

Feel free to contact us for cooperative opportunities.

DOGMAModeler is an implementation of a theoretical DOGMA framework, including its model (the “Lexon” model) for creating, editing and representing ontologies, based on the separation of the ontology base and ontological commitments. Note that it only uses ORM diagrams to describe the commitment layer. We propose to use the DOGMA studio workbench for avdanced DOGMA ontology engineering.

Users who only use DOGMAModeler for their own researches can contact mustafa.jarrar@vub.ac.be for the free download.

The Profile Compiler is a web based competence profile tool. It allows Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to browse through various jobs and competencies, and to easily compile this information into a competency profile for themselves.

The application gives access to the knowledge repository that was assembled in the PoCeHRMOM project based on various competeny resources (e.g., O*NET, SERV).

The current version of the user interface is Dutch only. The contained competencies and jobs are available in three languages (English, French and Dutch).

Freely accessible on the web. Contact Stijn Christiaens or Yan Tang for more information.

Check out the demo scenario video or (the low quality youtube distribution)!

 The ODMF is a set of tools that supports ontology-based data matching tasks. Its preliminary version contains seven matching strategies based on matching algorithms.  



 The DOGTagger is an annotation tool, which supports organization-specific, ontology-based annotation. It was initially designed and implemented by Stijn Christaens in 2006 (CoDrive project) . The current version is implemented by Peter Debaer in 2009 (Prolix project).  The online version is free of charge.
  The SDT tool set is designed and built as an (Eclipse) perspective for the DOGMA studio framework. It is a group decision making system that is embedded with modern ontology engineering technologies. It supports the approaches to semantic decision tables. The SDT perspective is designed, constructed and implemented as a collection of loosely coupled (Eclipse) plug-ins. Contact Dr. Yan Tang for more information
   Secure Process Annotator (SPA) is a tool to supports the annotation of BPMN elements, using an ontology base grounded in natural language. Provides valid annotation recommendations searching for similarity within previous annotations.  


(last update: 2010-10-15)