PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Automated structuring of company competencies in virtual organizations
Peter Ljubic, Nada Lavrac, Joel Plisson, Dunja Mladenić, Stefan Bollhalter and Mitja Jermol
In: SIKDD 2005 at multiconference IS 2005, 17 Oct 2005, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Creation of virtual organizations (VO) consists of several steps. One of the early steps is finding organizations with an appropriate expertise from a larger pool of organizations, referred to as a VO Breeding Environment (VBE). This requires a good knowledge of each company’ competencies and thus emerges the need for a structured representation facilitating the choice of appropriate partners. Ontologies provide a structured representation of knowledge that is potentially useful for such a task. This paper proposes an approach to extract semi-automatically the companies’ competencies from their profile data and then structure the information in the form of an ontology. This method is generally applicable for competency modeling in collaborative networked organizations. We present some existing methods and tools for ontology creation, followed by the proposed methodology to structure competencies, applied to the Bodensee industry sub-cluster of the Virtuelle Fabrik VO breeding environment.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects:Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:1204
Deposited By:Blaz Fortuna
Deposited On:24 November 2005