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Contribution of Ontological Engineering to Distance Learning Environments

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Author(s): Valéry PSYCHÉ | Olavo MENDES | Jacqueline BOURDEAU

Journal: STICEF
ISSN 1764-7223

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2003;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: ontology | ontological engineering | distance education

ABSTRACT
How is Ontology relevant to Distance Education? This article claims that ontology and ontological engineering have a potential to increase intelligence both in the learning environments for distance education, and in the process of designing them. An introduction to the origins of the concept of ontology in western philosophy is presented, as well as a discussion on the relationships between artificial intelligence and ontological engineering, followed by a description of methodologies and tools for ontological engineering.
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