Steven B. Kraines, Weisen Guo


In order to increase the effectiveness of sharing and reusing knowledge about failures, we have applied the expert knowledge ontology-based semantic search system, EKOSS, to the “failure knowledge database”. An ontology based on description logics is used as a formalized knowledge representation language for creating semantic statements describing 212 of the JST failure cases. Using the EKOSS reasoner, the similarity be-tween a search statement giving the conditions of a new project or project design and the semantic statements describing failure cases can be quantified by inferring specific semantic relationships between entities involved in the case. The corpus of semantic statements is described, and results of applying the EKOSS semantic search to the semantic statements are analyzed. Finally, the effectiveness of the SCINTENG ontology for expressing the underlying failure mechanisms of the cases is discussed.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

B. Kraines S. and Guo W. (2010). SUPPORTING REUSE OF KNOWLEDGE OF FAILURES THROUGH ONTOLOGY-BASED SEMANTIC SEARCH . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-30-0, pages 164-169. DOI: 10.5220/0003068001640169

in Bibtex Style

author={Steven B. Kraines and Weisen Guo},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)
SN - 978-989-8425-30-0
AU - B. Kraines S.
AU - Guo W.
PY - 2010
SP - 164
EP - 169
DO - 10.5220/0003068001640169