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A Distributed Ontological Approach as a Basis for Software in the Context of Academic Programs

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The implementation of a computer understandable representation of the semantics of academic programs is complex. That’s why academic institutions struggle in implementing pervasive information systems that offer services to help all actors in this context. These services are demanded by, e. g., students who want to plan their curricula correctly, or who want to know which courses can be used for a different academic program or at a different academic institution. In this paper, we introduce a distributed ontological approach to represent the semantics of academic programs and their examination regulations, the universities’ supply, and individual results. It allows academic institutions to implement applications that offer the demanded services and that use these ontologies as a common basis.

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Hackelbusch, R., Appelrath, H.J. (2008). A Distributed Ontological Approach as a Basis for Software in the Context of Academic Programs. In: Dillenbourg, P., Specht, M. (eds) Times of Convergence. Technologies Across Learning Contexts. EC-TEL 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5192. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87605-2_14

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