Territorial knowledge ontology as a guide for the identification of resource of the territory toward sustainability

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Ezoji, Amer; Matta, Nada
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Technology of Troyes
Section: Responsible design
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.346
ISSN: 2220-4342


Representation of territorial knowledge based on the ontology is an approach which explains the nature and reasoning of this knowledge for sustainability. This research proposes an ontology of domain according to the principles for modelling an ontology. This proposed ontology is named DOTK (descriptive ontology for territorial knowledge). DOTK ontology has specialized the entities of territorial knowledge for sustainability and its aim is enhancing the sustainable knowledge of actors within industries. This ontology is a guide for identifying an operational ontology of real example. This research show that ontology of domain can assist to the identifying of tangible and intangible resources of the local territory. So, these identified resources can help the industries and territory for sustainable objectives and improve the available territorial knowledge within local or regional industries.

Keywords: Ontologies, Sustainability, Knowledge management


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