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An ontological model for supporting intention-based information sharing on collaborative problem solving
by Rodrigo Bonacin; Julio Cesar Dos Reis; Heiko Hornung; M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise (IJCENT), Vol. 3, No. 2/3, 2013


Abstract: In web-based collaborative systems practitioners can share messages about their problems on daily work activities. These messages can also be used for analytical purposes. This possibility depends on a proper classification and adequate recovery of the messages regarding semantic and pragmatic aspects. The construction of a knowledge representation model that considers the pragmatic aspects of the messages is still an open research challenge. We argue that a model of this nature must include the association of semantics with illocutionary aspects of the users' communication. This paper proposes an ontology using semantic web (SemWeb) standards to associate messages to illocutions and ontology terms, as an integrated representation. The proposed model is grounded in the Pragmatic Web (PragWeb) perspective including Semiotics and Speech Act Theory (SAT). Furthermore, we conduct a case study with scenarios of two different systems, where special education specialists share problems of their daily work activities.

Online publication date: Sun, 14-Apr-2013


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