Title: An ontology-based approach for modelling grid services in the context of e-learning

Authors: Mihaela Brut, Sabin C. Buraga

Addresses: Faculty of Computer Science, 'Al. I. Cuza' University of Iasi, Berthelot, 16 – 700483 Iasi, Romania. ' Faculty of Computer Science, 'Al. I. Cuza' University of Iasi, Berthelot, 16 – 700483 Iasi, Romania

Abstract: A technique for developing e-learning grid services is presented in this paper, which adds to the current Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA) certain facilities for ontology accessing. We consider services for developing a user competence profile by referring to domain ontologies to express competences, and also services for learning objects| ontology-based annotation. To specify the resources and services stored by a grid system, the existing semantic web models, languages and technologies are considered. This approach enables an improvement of personalisation services.

Keywords: grid computing; ontologies; electronic learning; e-learning; modelling; grid services; online learning; Open Grid Service Architecture; OGSA; learning objects; semantic web.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2008.022543

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2008 Vol.4 No.4, pp.379 - 394

Available online: 14 Jan 2009 *

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