An Ontology-Based Intelligent System Model for Semantic Information Processing

An Ontology-Based Intelligent System Model for Semantic Information Processing

Mark Xu (University of Portsmouth, UK), Vincent Ong (University of Bedfordshire, UK) and Yanqing Duan (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-677-8.ch060
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Abstract

In the context of increasing usage of intelligent agent and ontology technologies in business, this study explores the ways of adopting these technologies to revitalize current executive information systems (EIS) with a focus on semantic information scanning, filtering, and reporting/alerting. Executives’ perceptions on an agent-based EIS are investigated through a focus group study in the UK, and the results are used to inform the design of such a system. A visualization prototype has been developed to demonstrate the main features of the system. This study presents a specific business domain for which ontology and intelligent agent technology could be applied to advance information processing for executives.

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