Applying the c.DnS Design Pattern to Obtain an Ontology for Investigation Management System

  • Jolanta Cybulka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5796)


The intelligence of a system aimed at supporting the teamwork of investigators against economy crimes is based on the relevant knowledge base. Such a base implements some view on the state of affairs and should be carefully modeled. We show how it can be done with the help of the constructive descriptions and situations (c.DnS) design pattern, which enables to construct an ontology (a conceptual model) in the top-down manner. The modeled state of affairs is constituted by both the domain and the task-based components.


Constructive descriptions and situations ontology ontology of criminal and investigation processes investigation management system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jolanta Cybulka
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  1. 1.Institute of Conrol and Information EngineeringPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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