WIT Press


Ontological Support To Knowledge Management In A Hydrogeological Information System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DATA060431

Volume

37

Pages

11

Published

2006

Size

609 kb

Author(s)

M. T. Pazienza, M. Pennacchiotti & A. Stellato

Abstract

In this work we report our experience in realizing an Information System for the Italian APAT agency (Azienda per la Protezione Ambiente e Territorio) with the aim of supporting analysis of the hydrogeological situation of the Italian territory. Objective of the system is to provide a structured environment for knowledge management and report production, to support the complex activity of APAT officers in charge of retrieving, organizing and managing data originating from distributed APAT agencies (one for each Italian region) and of those involved in the production of synthesis documentation over the collected information. Keywords: information systems, ontology management, terminology extraction. 1 Introduction Management of complex administrative processes, dealing with considerable amount of data to be stored, retrieved and evaluated, is a difficult task, involving lot of technological and human resources. Coordination of the different figures of competency which collaborate at different levels of the workflow, and which actively access to the same knowledge, is thus an important aspect to be dealt with. Identification and implementation of dedicated modalities for accessing and managing information according to different contexts and user competencies is one of the key issues that research in modern Knowledge Management System should address. In this work we report our experience in realizing an Information System for the Italian APAT agency (Azienda per la Protezione Ambiente e Territorio) with the scope of supporting analysis of the hydrogeological situation of the Italian territory. Hydrogeological data is

Keywords

information systems, ontology management, terminology extraction.