Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología
Print version ISSN 0120-0976
ARENAS GRISALES, Sandra Patricia; TANGARIFE PATINO, Ana María; MARTINEZ MARQUEZ, Wilmar Arley and BORNACELLY CASTRO, Jaime Alberto. Ontology based system of documental information about forced displacement in Colombia. Rev. Interam. Bibliot [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.1, pp. 129-152. ISSN 0120-0976.
This paper presents the elaboration of the ontology based system of documental information about forced displacement in Colombia. The research had as its main purpose to build an ontology that allows to represent and retrieve the reference information and the full text of documents on the subject. It presents a brief description of ontology and its application in information management and retrieval. The building of the ontology included three moments, which required the adoption of diverse methodologies of terminology, documentation, and computer engineering. The methodology of terminology was used to build the domain tree and the thesaurus and to structure the hierarchical relationships. The methodologies proposed by Noy and Macguiness and by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid to structure ontologies were used to create the ontology and to determine the application of diverse computer's languages and tools. Finally, the paper describes the system of documental information, and the user's interface.
Keywords : Forced displacement; ontologies; system of documental information; terminology.