Towards a Topical Ontology of Fraud

  • Gang Zhao
  • Robert Meersman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4185)


The paper describes the concept of topical ontology and the development of a topical ontology of fraud. A topical ontology is concerned with a set of themes identified to represent the knowledge structure of the domain expert. It reflects the specific scope, perspectives and granularity of conceptualization about the themes. It sits on the base ontology, integrates multiple domain ontology and serves as the knowledge framework for application ontologies. It is architected with a basic conceptual schema and configuration design pattern to capture the knowledge structure as well as concepts and relations of the knowledge.


Design Pattern Knowledge Structure Domain Ontology Ontology Engineering Financial Fraud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gang Zhao
    • 1
  • Robert Meersman
    • 2
  1. 1.IntelartesBruxelles 4Belgium
  2. 2.STARLab, Computer ScienceVrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium

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