A Socio-semantic Approach to Collaborative Domain Conceptualization

  • Carla Pereira
  • Cristóvão Sousa
  • António Lucas Soares
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5872)


Current knowledge about the early phases of ontology construction is insufficient to support methods and techniques for a collaborative construction of a conceptualization. Following an approach inspired in cognitive semantics, the application and extension of the Conceptual Blending Theory (CBT) to the realm of collaborative semantic tools is proposed. A formal framework is presented together with some examples in the collaborative networks context. A collaborative semantic architecture is presented. This architecture supports the two components of the proposed method: collective conceptualization and consensus reaching.


Conceptualization social construction of meaning ontology development collaborative networks conceptual blending 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cristóvão Sousa
    • 1
    • 2
  • António Lucas Soares
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto (INESC Porto)PortoPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Politécnico do PortoEscola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de FelgueirasFelgueirasPortugal
  3. 3.Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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