Ontology mappings to improve learning resource search

Dragan Gasevic, Marek Hatala
2006 British Journal of Educational Technology  
This paper proposes an ontology mapping based framerowk that allows searching for learning resorces using multiple ontologies. The present applications of ontologies in e-learning use various ontologies (e.g. domain, curriculum, context, etc), but they do not give a solution how to interoperate e-learning systems based on different ontologies. The proposed solution uses a mapping ontology that is a part of a recent Semantic Web initiative called the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS).
more » ... n top of that, we develop and implement two search algorithms. Finally, we evaluated the solution by developing a system that helps learners search for relevant learning resource using a local context (i.e. course curriculum) ontology.
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00611.x fatcat:pzawfvgoqfefpgthyfhkv2qtqu