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Achieving higher-level learning through adaptable Semantic Web applications
by Martin Dzbor, Enrico Motta, Arthur Stutt
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), Vol. 1, No. 1/2, 2005
Abstract: In this paper we propose refocusing the research from knowledge portals towards frameworks, which the end user can apply in many decision-making scenarios and which we call ''personal portals''. Rather than pouring resources into a centralised access to knowledge repository, we suggest a more distributed approach to accessing knowledge. The core facets of such approach include: choice from multiple ontologies; dynamic selection of ontological frames; customisation of user interaction and knowledge-level inference results; and decoupling the content from a variety of contexts using the principles of conceptual (re-)framing. A prototype of such approach Magpie is described to illustrate some of these tenets. Magpie is our ''zero-overhead'' suite of tools facilitating three distinct perspectives on the Semantic Web: as a methodology for supporting the interpretation of web resources through ''ontological lenses'', as a tool kit for supporting and realising Semantic Web browsing, and as a framework for building semantic web applications.
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