Development of domain ontology for a semantic online forum

Hazalina Hashim, Shahrul Azman Mohd Noah

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Abstract

Ontology has the potential to structure domain knowledge and formally represent the knowledge in a more precise, explicit, consensusbased and meaningful manner. However, to our knowledge, none have made an effort to integrate forum discussion with subject module knowledge into ontologies to enhance learning of the subject taught. As such, it is the interest of this paper to reuse, classify, integrate and semantically organize both of this knowledge by means of ontological structure. Thus, detail of the ontology development process is presented consisting of two main phases: Namely knowledge acquisition (from both the subject module and forum discussion) and knowledge modeling. The resulting ontology was evaluated via the use of a prototype, a concept annotation task and questionnaires. Findings indicate that the proposed ontology model is sufficient to accommodate learning needs according to the assessment of experts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-763
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computer Science
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Domain ontology
  • Forum discussion
  • Ontology development
  • Semantic web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Development of domain ontology for a semantic online forum. / Hashim, Hazalina; Mohd Noah, Shahrul Azman.

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