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Multi-viewpoint Ontologies for Decision-Making Support

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Abstract

Considering multiple viewpoints is often required when building ontologies for decision-making support systems. The notion of subjective context is useful for designing such a systems. We review the evolution of the subjectivity representation in the knowledge engineering, then choose an appropriate definition of the context for our application. This allows formulating the functional requirements for a multi-viewpoint decision-making support system and choosing the technical way of context representation. We propose a method of ontological representation of multiple viewpoints using named graphs as a response to these requirements. Decision-making support in the socio-economic realms is an especially valuable application for multi-viewpoint ontologies. We consider a demonstration use case, including software implementation. The inference rules may be used in such applications both for making conclusions within every particular context, or transferring knowledge between them. We present a set of sample rules for our demonstration use case and discuss the results achieved.

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  • Multi-viewpoint ontology
  • Decision making support
  • Context modeling

S. Kralin—Independent researcher.

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Gorshkov, S., Kralin, S., Miroshnichenko, M. (2016). Multi-viewpoint Ontologies for Decision-Making Support. In: Ngonga Ngomo, AC., Křemen, P. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web. KESW 2016. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 649. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45880-9_1

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