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Generating an ontology from scientific works : initial results

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by John Lamp, S Milton
Attempts to produce adequate and long-lived subject indexes of information systems and computer science research have failed. In this paper we report preliminary results of an approach by which the terms expressed in research literature, such as that in information systems, can be systematically and meaningfully categorised. The approach is based on Roman Ingarden’s ontological theory of the written scholarly work: its nature, existence, and categorisation, and builds on Grounded Theory: a rigorous grounded qualitative research method addressing how meaningful categories can be analysed from text and related to each other. We have found that the key guiding unit of analysis operationalising Ingarden’s approach through Grounded Theory is the “reported research activity” and that the process is possible although labour intensive. On the basis of using the approach, we propose simple steps to improve the quality of keywords in reported research.

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Event

Australasian Conference on Information Systems (19th : 2008 : Christchurch, New Zealand)

Pagination

523 - 531

Publisher

ACIS

Location

Christchurch, New Zealand

Place of publication

[Christchurch, New Zealand]

Start date

2008-12-03

End date

2008-12-05

ISBN-13

9780473145286

Language

eng

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Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2008, The Authors

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Mills, S Huff

Title of proceedings

ACIS2008 : Creating the future : transforming research into practice : Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems

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