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Common vocabularies for collective intelligence - work in progress

Di Maio, Paola (2009) Common vocabularies for collective intelligence - work in progress. In: IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE-DEST 2009), 2009-05-31 - 2009-06-03.

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Web based applications and tools offer a great potential to increase the efficiency of information flow and communication among different agents during emergencies. Among the different factors, technical and non technical, that hinder the integration of an information model in emergency management sector, is a lack of a common, shared vocabulary. This paper furthers previous work in the area of ontology development, and presents a summary and overview of the goal, process and methodology to construct a shared set of metadata that can be used to map existing vocabulary. This paper is a work in progress report.