Distributed Ontology Architecture for Knowledge Management in Highway Construction

The ongoing plethora of rehabilitation in the infrastructure domain requires more planning and integration during design and construction. To achieve this, there is a need for developing and using semantic (ontology based) mechanisms for the exchange of development knowledge among all project stakeholders. This paper presents a distributed ontology architecture for knowledge management in highway construction. With every other utility tied to the highway knowledge on three levels: domain knowledge, application knowledge, and user knowledge. The proposed architecture models highway concepts using six major root concepts: project, process, product. actor, resource, and technical topics. The architecture was developed using rigorous knowledge acquisition and ontology development techniques. It was developed as an extension for the e-COGNOS ontology. The architecture was validated through input from domain experts.

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  • Authors:
    • El-Diraby, T E
    • Kashit, K F
  • Publication Date: 2005-5-1


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  • Accession Number: 01001050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2005 1:01PM