CogZ is a research project and tool. In the project, we are attempting to understand the cognitive support requirements needed in the area of human-guided ontology mapping. The tool is an implementation of these design requirements. Currently, CogZ exists as a Prompt user-interface plugin. Prompt is a mapping and ontology management plugin for Protégé.

CogZ (Cognitive Support and Visualization for Human-Guided Mapping Systems) is a project investigating user support for ontology mapping. One of the software components of this project is a Prompt user-interface plugin called CogZ. The plugin addresses specific cognitive support issues that have been observed through user studies. CogZ provides better support for these issues by incorporating various cognitive aids and visualization techniques into Prompt. If you are interested in trying it out, CogZ is available as part of the latest Protégé build.

CogZ was developed with support from the National Center for Biomedical Ontology.