Journal of Systems Integration, Vol 8, No 3 (2017)

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Integrating an ontology into a software system

Leila Zemmouchi-Ghomari, Abdessamed Réda Ghomari, Lamia Adjir, Lynda Belaala


Ontologies are recognized as formal knowledge representations facilitating sharing, interoperability, and cooperation between people and heterogeneous systems. However, several questions remain unanswered in relation to ontology usage in real world software systems, such as how to achieve their concrete integration in software systems and to what extent are they really beneficial to these systems?
The aim of this paper is twofold. On one hand, we propose a generic approach that integrates an ontology into a software system and on the other hand we demonstrate its feasibility and usefulness by carrying out a real world case study; namely, a competency location system for a computer science school.

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ISSN: 1804-2724

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