Ontologies in Portal Design

Ontologies in Portal Design

G. Bhojaraju (ICICI OneSource, India) and Sarah Buck (YBP Library Services, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch109
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Abstract

Portals are becoming more and more ubiquitous on the Internet and that is why their architecture is a topic of concern among domain stakeholders. In order to ensure a solid architecture in portal design, ontologies must be considered as a necessary agent of design. An ontology provides a classification system for all the data and metadata in a domain. Ontologies supply metadata in order to bring about a streamlined delivery of information to users. While portals exist in order to assist users gain access to information, ontologies enhance portals by providing access to relevant information.

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