Ontology Assisted Process Knowledge Acquisition

  • Hugh Cottam
  • Nigel Shadbolt
Conference paper


This paper explains how ontologies can be used in order to assist process oriented knowledge acquisition (KA). It explains what ontologies are and how they can be applied within the context of process oriented KA tasks such as Business Process Reengineering (BPR) initiatives and the construction of company Intranets or knowledge repositories. In particular it explains the rationale behind the development of an ontology based methodology that accompanies the “Process Knowledge Editor” KA tool. The work described is part of the SPEDE project which aims to create a Structured Process Elicitation and Demonstration Environment.


Expert System Knowledge Acquisition Knowledge Level Formal Ontology Knowledge Repository 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh Cottam
    • 1
  • Nigel Shadbolt
    • 1
  1. 1.AI Group, School of PsychologyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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