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Semantic Application for the Internationalization Audit of Higher Education Institutions

  • Katalin TernaiEmail author
  • Ildikó Szabó
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9831)

Abstract

Institutions are getting increasingly motivated to participate in an internationalization audit because the competitiveness of higher education institutions resides not only in the number of qualified students employed by organizations within a given period, but the Internationalization is also a crucial point in the evaluation. The aim of an audit is to help institutions with detailed recommendations to increase efficiency and quality of their internationalization activities.

The present paper aims to provide and elaborate a semi-automatic application, which can be used to perform the internationalization audit of higher education institutions. The guidelines must be adapted by institutions are articulated in unstructured texts shaped into Erasmus+ Programme Guide, but business processes are formalized into business process models.

This paper presents an information system that is capable of extracting business process elements from unstructured texts. Process ontologies store these extracted elements and actual business process elements as well for providing a unified base to execute compliance checking investigation between actual and reference business processes.

Keywords

Higher education Internationalization Erasmus mobility Semantic business process management Ontology matching Compliance check 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to express their gratitude to Dr. András Gabor, associate professor of the Corvinus University of Budapest, for the great topic and the powerful help provided during the development process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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