Adopting ontology to facilitate knowledge sharing

Theresa Edgington, Beomjin Choi, Katherine Henson, Raghu Santanam, Ajay Vinze

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The impact of building domain ontology in interorganizational contexts to facilitate knowledge management is discussed. The concept of ontology is embraced by non-IS practitioners when the focus of the ontology logical development emphasizes content, independently of programmatic formalism. Ontology development is enhanced by starting with a specific knowledge perspective, which is called as knowledge lens. From this knowledge lens, control vocabulary is extracted and, by adopting a top-down and bottom-up perspective, the conceptual model is developed by applying relationships, attributes, and axioms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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