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MDA, MDI, SOA and ontologies

In this post, we get to discuss the relevance of ontologies to approaches like the Model Driven Architecture (MDA), Model Driven Interoperability (MDI) and the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Enterprises are nowadays moving away from having software applications that are tightly coupled with technological changes; the main reasons being that we want our software architecture to be vendor-independent and software design platform-independent - in other words independent of any limitations imposed by system and platform-specific implementations. By so doing, companies are in ... Read more

SCORM in instructional design

SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. It is a set of specifications and guidelines to meet the requirements for web-based learning content (e-learning) in the context of modern education and training practices. In this post, I will be displaying a high-level visual model that captures the most prominent SCORM concepts that are relevant to instructional design practices. One of the fundamental concepts in SCORM is that of the "Sharable Content Object (SCO)" which is a reusable, modular, piece of learning content ... Read more

E-learning storyboarding at a glance

Storyboarding is a technique used across several areas to graphically plan how a deliverable unfolds with time, for example, deliverables for motion pictures, animations, teaching content, etc. Specifically in the area of instructional design, online teaching and e-learning, an e-learning storyboard can prove to be a powerful asset for supporting and planning the delivery of an online course. Generating good e-learning storyboards requires taking into account a whole host of things which include: Who the participants in the activity are ... Read more

Become a knowledge architect

If you are looking for learning new skills to help you capture, represent and share knowledge using graphical and formal computer-aided methods, then check out my Udemy course on Practical Knowledge Modelling. What to expect from the course... Over 63 lectures and 3.5 hours of content! Become better at approaching the organization of information and knowledge in such a way that it makes sense to users Apply a methodology for developing seamless knowledge models and use that understanding across any subject matter Learn methods for gathering ... Read more

Visio template for VOWL

Recently, I became interested in exploring what's out there as graphical specification for visualizing ontologies developed in the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Usually, ontology development tools and editing environments have their own visualizer plugins, e.g., Protégé comes with OWLViz and OntoGraf. Similar visualization tools work great but the graphical notations used have not necessarily been developed purposely for OWL. Then, I came across VOWL. VOWL stands for Visual Notation for OWL Ontologies and is a visual language for representing user ontologies expressed ... Read more

Ontology driven business analysis tool

Introduction Knowledge modelling has the potential of being extremely useful in the area of business analysis. Through ontology-based techniques it becomes possible to solve several ongoing issues faced by existing tools and methods in use. In this article, we're going to look at a novel approach for improving business analysis information and knowledge capture, through a multi-perspective ontology-based system. We’ll focus mainly on the idea without going into implementation-specific matters. Current tools and methods The role of the business analyst involves all ... Read more

Integrated ontology development metholodology

Introduction In this post we'll discuss a diagram which captures a methodology for ontology development as an integrated approach. The diagram provides a high level view of how to conduct ontology development with maximum coverage and places the core idea of requirements management at the heart of it. The diagram draws from several strands of widely adopted methodologies as well as observation patterns made over several works in the area of applied ontology. It is to be noted that the diagram ... Read more

LCA methodology description

Introduction My previous post identified how a process specification perspective can be applied to provide some structure and semantics for methodology description and execution, taking the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology as example. In this article, we'll apply this perspective and expose a well-rounded ontology that captures the full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology description. To keep the core structure of the ontology within context, we'll reuse the four basic notions provided by the Process Specification Language (PSL) ontology (ISO18629-1:2004). These ... Read more

A process specification perspective on LCA

Introduction Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology for studying a product system, from a sustainable engineering viewpoint, and quantifying and evaluating the environmental burden of that product system during its entire lifecycle. By objectively understanding the environmental profile of a product system, it becomes possible to propose and evaluate alternative product systems with potentially lesser environmental impact, where the results of the study are used to drive decision making. LCA considerations are highly important and should be factored into any ... Read more

Knowledge model for assembly planning

Design for assembly, disassembly, service and recycling are important approaches used in the area of product design engineering to plan for the efficient design, manufacture, operation and disposal of multi-part products from an assembly/disassembly viewpoint. The application of these approaches help optimize designs, simplify assembly methods during production, whilst reducing costs and lead times in several ways, amongst others. When making decisions about through-life product planning, adequate consideration needs to be given to design for assembly, disassembly, service and recycling. However, ... Read more
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