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From Ontologies to the Semantic Web: The Engineering of Knowledge

From Ontologies to the Semantic Web: The Engineering of Knowledge
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Author(s): Antonio M. Lopez Jr. (Xavier University of Louisiana, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch033

Abstract

In any context area, knowledge management requires a holistic view of knowledge from the single, individual user to a global community of practice. This paper suggests a methodology that supports the engineering of knowledge with this vision in mind. The approach uses ontologies to structure the information so that it is comprehensible to a single, individual user at the user’s level of understanding or “view”. Various types of ontologies are incorporated into a Semantic Web environment allowing larger communities of practice to use them as a unified whole. The methodology is demonstrated using a complex problem space — ballistic missile defense.

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