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Ontologie der
Entwicklung einer Ontologie der Wissenschaftsdisziplinen
Gefördert durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum
für Kulturtechnik


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Developing an Ontology for Academic Disciplines

Developing an Ontology for Academic Disciplines
Establishing the Reference Model

Funded by the 'German Research Foundation' (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

Conducted by Dr. Cornelia Weber
Team: Dipl.-Phil. Information Specialist Elena Semenova, Dipl.-Soz. tech. Michael Hahne, Martin Stricker, Lena Bätz, Felix Laubscher

This project aims at developing an ontology for the whole domain of academic disciplines, closing thereby a significant gap in the area of knowledge management. The ontology allows to represent the multi-faceted relations between disciplines as a semantic network. This will enable to render complex relationships between fields or clusters of study from synchronical and diachronical perspectives in a concise and intuitive way. In the first stage an abstract reference model, applicable for the description of relationship structures of academic disciplines, has been developed. This reference model will serve as a basis for building respective ontologies, which can be employed for the development of applications for data structuring and data exchange.

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