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Grounding the process of ontology concept formulation in a multi-perspective social context: Developing ontology to support enhanced collaboration in community tourism event management

E Keen, S Milton, C Keen

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society | Published : 2012


Ontology development methodologies have hitherto failed to support rigorous concept formulation in social settings. This paper presents a method for concept formulation that is based on systematically analysing text describing social processes. The paper also illustrates the process using a textual fragment from a case study. We have found that by using grounded theory, general ontological theory, and a lexicon, we can find terms, definitions of terms, relations between terms, and hierarchies of terms in the text, which commonly exist in the social process of event management. We have also found that perspectives enable semantic ontology modularisation as an important tool in ontology concep..

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