Applying Ontology in the Analysis of a DSS Research Collaboration Network


This work presents the specification of an ontology model for the EWG-DSS-Collab-Net network analysis. The EWG-DSS-Collab-Net was designed to show the research collaboration dynamics among the EWG-DSS members. It considers a publication relationship structured model, with authors-publications and multiple keywords and topics. The social network analysis shows co-authorships and co-citations overtime. In order to refine the identification of publications that are closely related to a given topic, an ontology model is specified. This way, a common vocabulary of classifications relative to the main areas of the publications can be defined and matched with the existing publications key-words. (version limited to 600 characters)



  author = {Branco, Antonio Carlos Saraiva and Dargam, Fatima and Rademaker, Alexandre and de Souza, Renato Rocha},
  title = {Applying Ontology in the Analysis of a DSS Research
                    Collaboration Network},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on
                    Operational Research, EURO XXV (Stream: Decision
                    Support Systems)},
  year = {2012},
  pdflink1 = {/files/ewg-dss-abstract.pdf},
  slides = {/files/ewg-dss-slides.pdf},
  url = {},
  month = jul,
  address = {Vilnius}