Authoring support in concept-based web information systems for educational applications

Lora Aroyo, Darina Dicheva

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The increasing complexity of concept-based web information systems (WIS) and their educational applications requires more intelligent support for their authoring. We propose an ontological approach towards a common authoring framework for such systems to formally describe the overall authoring process (in terms of primitive and composite tasks). A key idea is to completely separate the content and the application-related issues, which will allow for better modelling in both ''closed'' and ''open'' WIS. As a basis for reasoning processes, we use a task-based ontological description of the authoring process. We illustrate our approach within AIMS, an educational information system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-312
JournalInternational journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Concept structures
  • Ontology
  • Web information systems
  • Web-based courseware authoring


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