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Agile elicitation of semantic goals by wiki

Lambert, David; Galizia, Stefania and Domingue, John (2007). Agile elicitation of semantic goals by wiki. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4832 pp. 248–259.

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Formal goal and service descriptions are the shibboleth of the semantic web services approach, yet the people responsible for creating them are neither machines nor logicians, and rarely even knowledge engineers: the people who need and specify functionality are not those who provide it, and both may be distinct from the semantic annotators. The gap between users' informal conceptualisations of problems and formal descriptions is one which must be effectively bridged for semantic web services to be widely adopted. We show how a simple technique–using a wiki to collect user requirements and mediate a progressive, iterative refinement and formalisation of user goals by domain experts and their knowledge engineer colleagues–can achieve this. Further, we suggest how the process could be extended, so as to itself benefit from semantic technologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN: 0302-9743
Extra Information: Human-friendly (Web) Service Description, Discovery and Matchmaking
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Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 23122
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 12:04
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 04:36
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