Title: How the cognitive features testing can assist in evaluating collective ontology engineering

Authors: Irina Leshcheva; Tatiana Gavrilova

Addresses: Information Technology in Management, Graduate School of Management, Saint-Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, 1991 55, Dekabristov Pereulok, 16, Russia ' Information Technology in Management, Graduate School of Management, Saint-Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, 1991 55, Dekabristov Pereulok, 16, Russia

Abstract: The paper is devoted to the interplay issues between ontology engineering and cognitive psychology. It describes the study targeted at new visual structuring paradigm of ontology development. Such approach is formed with regard to personal cognitive features. The research was performed within the KOMET (knowledge and content structuring via methods of collaborative ontology design) project. Two phases of research have been done within the project. First was devoted to study of correlations between the expert's personal cognitive style features and the peculiarities of expert's subject domain ontology development procedure. The second deals with research on the relationship between the expert's individual cognitive style and the collective ontology design (including the design performed in groups consisting of experts either of similar or of different cognitive styles). The results of this research project can be applied to organising the collaborative ontology design, data and content structuring and other group analytical work.

Keywords: ontologies; knowledge engineering; conceptual structuring; collaborative design; collective ontology design; collective ontology engineering; individual cognitive style; cognitive ergonomics; cognitive psychology; visual structuring; ontology development; content structuring; group analysis; data structuring.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2015.071252

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2015 Vol.8 No.3, pp.275 - 284

Available online: 18 Aug 2015 *

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