Collaborative Elicitation of Conceptual Representations: A Corpus-Based Approach

  • Cristóvão Sousa
  • Carla Pereira
  • António Soares
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


Knowledge is an important resource for organisations, and being able to manage it is a key factor for success. New information management and knowledge sharing approaches should be able to cope not only with possible variations in business situations and contexts, but also with various and sometimes discordant viewpoints, which are inherent to collaborative environments. Developing, reusing and maintaining common interpretations of available information is crucial to support real-word organisational activities. The particularly challenging problem of knowledge elicitation is tackled here combining terminological and knowledge representation views. A corpus-based conceptual modelling architecture was designed and discussed together with the workflows for real-time context retrieval and lexical pattern discovery. The practical implementation and validation of this work are accomplished on the ConceptME system, a platform developed as part of this research line, providing knowledge and terminological tools and resources to support activities that involve collaborative conceptualisation processes according to the ColBlend method.


Knowledge sharing Collaborative modeling Knowledge Representation Terminology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristóvão Sousa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carla Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
  • António Soares
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.CIICESI - ESTGFPolytechnic Institute of PortoFelgueirasPortugal
  2. 2.INESC PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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