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Different firms, different ontologies, and no one best ontology

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1 Author(s)
O'Leary, D.E. ; Sch. of Bus., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Firms develop best practices knowledge bases with reuse in mind, yet different firms use different ontologies for these bases, making them difficult to share. This article examines why different firms want different ontologies and presents a theoretical model finding that there is no ontology that is optimal for all. The author finds many differences at the basic level of categories of processes.

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Intelligent Systems and their Applications, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 5 )