Generating Computational Taxonomy for Business Models of the Digital Economy

  • Chao WuEmail author
  • Yi Cai
  • Mei Zhao
  • Songping Huang
  • Yike Guo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9645)


We propose to design a semi-automatic ontology building approach to create a new taxonomy of the digital economy based on a big data approach – harvesting data by scraping publicly available Web pages of digitally-focused business. The method is based on a small core ontology which provides the basic level concepts in business model. We try to use computational approaches to extracting Web data towards generating concepts and taxonomy of business models in the digital economy, which can help consequently address the important question while exploring new business models in big data era.


Business model taxonomy Ontology generation Computational taxonomy 



The work presented in this paper is supported by NEMODE Network + Pilot Study: A Computational Taxonomy of Business Models of the Digital Economy (P55805).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao Wu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi Cai
    • 2
  • Mei Zhao
    • 2
  • Songping Huang
    • 2
  • Yike Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Data Science InstituteImperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.School of Software EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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