Initiating organizational memories using ontology-based network analysis as a bootstrapping tool

Alani, Harith; Kalfoglou, Yannis; O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2002). Initiating organizational memories using ontology-based network analysis as a bootstrapping tool. Expert Update, 5(3) pp. 43–53.

Abstract

An important problem for many kinds of knowledge systems is their initial set-up. It is difficult to choose the right information to include in such systems, and the right information is also a prerequisite for maximizing the uptake and relevance. To tackle this problem, most developers adopt heavyweight solutions and rely on a faithful continuous interaction with users to create and improve content. In this paper, we explore the use of an automatic, lightweight ontology-based solution to the bootstrapping problem, in which domain-describing ontologies are analysed to uncover significant yet implicit relationships between instances. We illustrate the approach by using such an analysis to provide content automatically for the initial set-up of an organizational memory.

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