Cognitive Context and Arguments from Ontologies for Learning

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Cognitive Context and Arguments from Ontologies for Learning
The deployment of learning resources on the web by different experts has resulted in the accessibility of multiple viewpoints about the same topics. In this work we assume that learning resources are underpinned by ontologies. Different formalizations of domains may result from different contexts, different use of terminology, incomplete knowledge or conflicting knowledge. We define the notion of cognitive learning context which describes the cognitive context of an agent who refers to multiple and possibly inconsistent ontologies to determine the truth of a proposition. In particular we describe the cognitive states of ambiguity and inconsistency resulting from incomplete and conflicting ontologies respectively. Conflicts between ontologies can be identified through the derivation of conflicting arguments about a particular point of view. Arguments can be used to detect inconsistencies between ontologies. They can also be used in a dialogue between a human learner and a software tutor...
Christiana Panayiotou, Brandon Bennett
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where FOIS
Authors Christiana Panayiotou, Brandon Bennett
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