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Ontologies in Higher Education

Ontologies in Higher Education
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Author(s): John Milam (, Inc., USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 29
Source title: Knowledge Management and Higher Education: A Critical Analysis
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Amy Metcalfe (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-509-2.ch003


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This chapter provides an introduction to the use of ontologies and taxonomies in higher education. After a brief introduction to the nature of ontology, examples of ontology in higher education are reviewed. Issues in creating taxonomies, including their incorporation into search engines and concept maps, are then discussed. Software solutions for developing and utilizing taxonomies are presented next, along with problems and issues for implementation. Finally, future trends in the development of KM strategies for ontology are discussed.

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