Detecting Mismatches among Experts’ Ontologies acquired through Knowledge Elicitation

  • Adil Hameed
  • Derek Sleeman
  • Alun Preece


We have constructed a set of ontologies modelled on conceptual structures elicited from several domain experts. Protocols were collected from various experts who advise on the selection/ specification and purchase of PCs. These protocols were analysed from the perspective of both the processes and the domain knowledge to reflect each expert’s inherent conceptualisation of the domain. We are particularly interested in analysing discrepancies within and among such experts’ ontologies, and have identified a range of ontology mismatches. A systematic approach to the analysis has been developed; subsequently we shall develop software tools to support this process.


Domain Expert Conceptual Structure Domain Concept Conceptual Graph Repertory Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adil Hameed
    • 1
  • Derek Sleeman
    • 1
  • Alun Preece
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AberdeenAberdeen, ScotlandUK

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