This project has been retired and is no longer supported


  • Neil Ernst
  • Rob Lintern
  • Polly Allen
  • Casey Best
  • Margaret-Anne Storey


Lintern, R., & Storey, M. A. (2005, July). Jambalaya express: Ontology visualization-on-demand. In Proceedings of the 8th international Protege conference (pp. 1-3).

Ernst, N. A., Storey, M. A., Allen, P., & Musen, M. (2003, October). Addressing cognitive issues in knowledge engineering with Jambalaya. In Workshop on Visualization in Knowledge Engineering at KCAP (Vol. 3, pp. 26-30).

Storey, M. A., Noy, N. F., Musen, M., Best, C., Fergerson, R., & Ernst, N. (2002, January). Jambalaya: an interactive environment for exploring ontologies. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (pp. 239-239). ACM.

Storey, M. A., Musen, M., Silva, J., Best, C., Ernst, N., Fergerson, R., & Noy, N. (2001, October). Jambalaya: Interactive visualization to enhance ontology authoring and knowledge acquisition in Protégé. In Workshop on Interactive Tools for Knowledge Capture (K-CAP-2001) (p. 93).

Jambalaya is a plug-in created for Protégé which uses Shrimp to visualize the knowledge bases the user has created. Protégé is a “an ontology editor and a knowledge-base editor”, developed at Stanford University, which allows domain experts to build knowledge-based systems by creating and modifying reusable ontologies and problem-solving methods.

Jambalaya was developed with support from the National Center for Biomedical Ontology. Jambalaya uses the Piccolo zooming library developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the University of Maryland.