Knowledge creation; Ontology acquisition; Ontology argumentation; Ontology learning; Ontology negotiation
Ontology elicitation embraces the family of methods and techniques to explicate, negotiate, and ultimately agree on a partial account of the structure and semantics of a particular domain, as well as on the symbols used to represent and apply this semantics unambiguously.
Ontology elicitation only results in a partial account because the formal definition of an ontology cannot completely specify the intended structure and semantics of each concept in the domain, but at best can approximate it. Therefore, the key for scalability is to reach the appropriate amount of consensus on relevant ontological definitions through an effective meaning negotiation in an efficient manner.
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