Multi-aspect Ontology for Interoperability in Human-machine Collective Intelligence Systems for Decision Support

Alexander Smirnov, Tatiana Levashova, Nikolay Shilov, Andrew Ponomarev

Abstract

A collective intelligence system could significantly help to improve decision making. Its advantage is that often collective decisions can be more efficient than individual ones. The paper considers the human-machine collective intelligence as shared intelligence, which is a product of the collaboration between humans and software services, their joint efforts and conformed decisions. Usually, multiple collaborators do not share a common view on the domain or problem they are working on. The paper assumes usage of multi-aspect ontologies to overcome the problem of different views thus enabling humans and intelligent software services to self-organize into a collaborative community for decision support. A methodology for development of the above multi-aspect ontologies is proposed. The major ideas behind the approach are demonstrated by an example from the smart city domain.

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