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|Title: ||WEBCON AN ONTOLOGY ENGINE BASED CONFERENCE ORGANISER|
|Authors: ||Subramaniam, Bavani|
|Issue Date: ||May-2008 |
|Abstract: ||The Internet and other open connectivity environments create a strong
demand for the sharing of data semantics. Emerging ontologies are increasingly
becoming essential for computer science applications. Organizations are looking
towards them as vital machine-processable semantics for many application
areas. Ontology in general, is an agreed understanding of a certain domain,
axiomatized and represented formally as logical theory in a computer resource.
By sharing ontology, autonomous and distributed applications can meaningfully
communicate to exchange data and make transactions interoperate
independently of their internal technologies.
Conference management is a service that is offered by event management
organizations to clients wishing to run large scale conferences. These services
are often not cost effective and require an expert maintenance team. The next
wave of improvement would be to leverage on the capabilities of World Wide
Web and Web Semantics
The main goal of this dissertation is to meet the above-mentioned possibilities
by developing a conference management tool using ontology functionality.
Ontology provides diverse capabilities in terms of functionalities and flexibility.
Defining detailed conference specifications via ontology allows easy, seamless
access and passing of information. This dissertation proposes the concept of
synergizing ontology and conference management in order to elevate conference
management to another level.
Firstly, an in-depth investigation is done on ontologies to discover all the
challenges, strengths and weaknesses. Past inventions using ontologies are
researched to identify the flexibility, reusability and compatibility with current
technology and requirements. Based on in-depth research and findings, the right
programming language and ontology concept is selected that will ensure
robustness in the functionality of the system.
Secondly, data collected from the Web is identified using the metadata
elements and mapped against the ontology schema. Once mapped, the
elements are then stored in the database for future use.
Finally, the system is deployed and tested to confirm that requirements are
met. An evaluation is done to gauge the user’s acceptance towards the system.
The results obtained from the evaluation will reinforce whether the initial system
requirements were met and how far the system needs improvement in the future.
This dissertation is aimed to contribute especially in the implementation of the
next generation Web technologies, Dublin Core ontology and Resource
Description Framework, in developing conference management tools. WebCon
successfully shows the benefit of developing a Web application based on DC and
RDF plus how data representation is expressed in a machine understandable
|Description: ||Master of Software Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Masters Dissertations: Computer Science|