PROFILE COMPILER: Ontology-based, community-grounded, multilingual online services to support collaborative decision making
2008 Second International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
In today's industries, ontologies and the modern semantic technologies are offered as the potential solutions to support mutual understanding in the collaborative settings. Currently, organizations are unable to cope with collaborative decision making in a particular domain. Mastering domain knowledge and sharing decision rules is a complex yet important issue. In this paper, we first design a generic framework for community-grounded, collaborative decision making enabled, ontology based
... tology based systems. This framework is constructed with three main engineering tracks: the linguistic engineering track, the ontology engineering track and the group decision engineering track. Each engineering track has its own methodology supported by a tool. Then, we use Semantic Decision Tables to elaborate the knowledge blocks resulting from these three engineering tracks. Semantic Decision Tables are mainly used (1) to elaborate concepts of the domain ontologies, (2) to gather semantically grounded decision rules within a decision group and (3) to provide tabular reports to the users. Finally, an online multilingual knowledge platform -the PROFILE COMPILER is developed as the result. It allows small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to retrieve and personalize existing domain ontology, design and share their decision rules. We illustrate in the domain of Human Resource Management (HRM).