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Supporting ontology driven document enrichment within communities of practice

Domingue, John; Motta, Enrico; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Vargas-Vera, Maria; Kalfoglou, Yannis and Farnes, Nick (2001). Supporting ontology driven document enrichment within communities of practice. In: The First International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP'01), 21-23 October 2001, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Abstract

Formative work by Lave and Wenger has articulated how practices emerge through the interplay of informal processes with symbolic codifications and artifacts. In this paper, we describe how ontologies can serve as symbolic tools within a community of practice supporting communication and knowledge sharing. We show that when a community's perspective on an issue is stable, it opens the possibility for introducing knowledge services, based on an ontology co-constructed by knowledge engineers with stakeholders. Using a case study we describe our approach, ontology driven document enrichment, looking at how ontology construction and population can be supported by web based technologies.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23009
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 14:36
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 09:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23009
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