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ONTOCOPI: Methods and Tools for Identifying Communities of Practice

Alani, Harith, O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2002) ONTOCOPI: Methods and Tools for Identifying Communities of Practice At IFIP 17th World Computer Congress - TC12 Stream on Intelligent Information Processing, Canada. 25 - 30 Aug 2002.

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Abstract

The paper describes ONTOCOPI, a tool for identifying communities of practice (COPs) by analysing ontologies of the relevant working domain. COP identification is currently a resource-heavy process largely based on interviews. ONTOCOPI attempts to uncover informal COP relations by spotting patterns in the formal relations represented in ontologies, traversing the ontology from instance to instance via selected relations. Experiments to determine particular COPs from an academic ontology are described, showing how the alteration of threshold and temporal settings, and the weights applied to the ontology?s relations affect the composition of the identified COP.

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Published date: August 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 25-30
Venue - Dates: IFIP 17th World Computer Congress - TC12 Stream on Intelligent Information Processing, Canada, 2002-08-25 - 2002-08-30
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 256521
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256521
PURE UUID: fd306bd4-a457-4625-979d-4b0b182657a9

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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:45

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Author: Harith Alani
Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Nigel Shadbolt

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