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Understanding the benefits of ontology use for Australian industry: A conceptual study

SK Milton, CD Keen, S Kurnia

ACIS 2010 Proceedings - 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems | Published : 2010

Abstract

In IT, rather than philosophy, an ontology makes explicit the meanings of terms used in domains, or concerning a specific reality, so that people and machines can precisely discuss the meaning of data. Specifically, ontology makes data sharing and analysis easier by making the meaning of data, and of the reality to which the database refers, explicit. Ontology has significant uptake in biomedicine but not yet in industry despite much technical development and reporting of specific successes. This research seeks to determine how and why organisations gain benefits from using ontology leading to a rigorously tested model of how business gains benefit from ontology use. This research in progres..

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