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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

A Scenario-Based Ontological Architecture for the Acquisition, Storage, and Sharing of Knowledge – A Case of Academic Tutoring

Tutoring is an important tool that higher institutions of learning use to enhance students’ learning. Tutors gain problem solving knowledge in their specific domain but such knowledge may be difficult to explicate. This kind of knowledge is referred to as tacit knowledge ingrained in the individual tutors. Institutions of higher learning can leverage the expertise of their tutors by capturing such tacit knowledge into a repository for knowledge sharing. Scenario is a collection or sequence of hypothetical situations that a domain expert encounters and the responses that the expert provides. Scenarios can be used to capture intentions and problem solving skills of domain experts in response to atypical situations. Scenario-based Ontologies have been used in several domains including healthcare to capture the tacit knowledge of experts. An Ontology is a formal explicit description of concepts in a domain of discourse, providing a vocabulary for specifying information resources and information needed, and establishing the relationships between entities that share knowledge. Thus Ontologies facilitate access and reuse of knowledge. We present a Scenario-based architecture for the acquisition, storage and sharing of knowledge among tutors and tutees.

Presenter: Babajide Osatuyi (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Computer Science
Location: 204 Holmes
Time: 9:30 am (Session I)