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Grounded theory as foundations for methods in applied ontology

Lamp, John and Milton, Simon K. 2007, Grounded theory as foundations for methods in applied ontology, in QualIT 2007 : Qualitative research: from the margins to the mainstream abstracts and papers, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ, pp. 1-13.

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Title Grounded theory as foundations for methods in applied ontology
Author(s) Lamp, John
Milton, Simon K.
Conference name QualIT (2007 : Wellington, New Zealand)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 18-20 November 2007
Title of proceedings QualIT 2007 : Qualitative research: from the margins to the mainstream abstracts and papers
Editor(s) Ruth, Alison
Lehmann, Hans
Publication date 2007
Conference series Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher Victoria University of Wellington
Place of publication Wellington, NZ
Keyword(s) ontology
grounded theory
Summary Research into domain specific ontologies is difficult to treat empirically. This is because it is difficult to ground domain ontology while simultaneously being true to its guiding philosophy or theory. Further, ontology generation is often introspective and reflective or relies on experts for ontology generation. Even those relying on expert generation lack rigour and tend to be more ad-hoc. We ask how Grounded Theory can be used to generate domain specific ontologies where appropriate high level theory and suitable textual data sources are available. We are undertaking generation of a domain ontology for the discipline of information systems by applying the Grounded Theory method. Specifically we are using Roman Ingarden’s theory of scientific works to seed a coding family and adapting the method to ask relevant questions when analysing rich textual data. We have found that a guiding ontological theory, such as Ingarden’s, can be used to seed a coding family giving rise to a viable method for generating ontologies for research. This is significant because Grounded Theory may be one of the key methods for generating ontologies where substantial uniform quality text is available to the ontologist. We also present our partial analysis of information systems research.
Language eng
Field of Research 080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Engineering
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008012

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