Using machine learning to structure the expertise of companies: analysis of the Yahoo! business data
Joel Plisson, Dunja Mladenić, Peter Ljubic, Nada Lavrac and Marko Grobelnik
In: SIKDD 2005 at multiconference IS 2005, 17 Oct 2005, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Organizations have to collaborate in order to achieve
business goals which require to use a variety of domainspecific
knowledge. Selection of partners with an
appropriate expertise is one of the crucial tasks in the
creation of virtual organizations. Partner selection can
be facilitated by structuring partners’ competencies in
an ontology. An alternative to manual ontology
construction is to group and describe similar companies
according to their domain of expertise. This paper
proposes an approach to automatically construct a
structured representation of companies’ expertise
applied on the Yahoo! business data.