Turning a corporate folksonomy into a lightweight corporate ontology

Celine Van Damme, Tanguy Coenen, Eduard Vandijck

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Abstract

Companies use company-specic terminology that may differ from
the terminology used in existing corporate ontologies(e.g.Tove) and therefore
need their own ontology. However,the current ontology engineering techniques
are time-consuming and there exists a conceptual mismatch among developers
and users. In contrast,folksonomies or the bottom-up taxonomies constituted
by web users tags are rapidly created. In this paper,we present an approach that
cost-effciently derives a lightweight corporate ontology from a corporate folk-
sonomy.We tested it on the folksonomy of a European company and first results
are promising: it shows that it creates additional value to the company.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Business Information Systems
EditorsWitold Abramowicz, Dieter Andreas Fensel
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages36-47
Number of pages12
Volume7
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-79395-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2008
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

Witold Abramowicz, Dieter Andreas Fensel

Keywords

  • ontology
  • folksonomy
  • taxonomy
  • company
  • added value

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