We prepared the KSS framework originally for building specialist field ontologies. Areas of expertise knowledge are condensed into the standards, the legislation and textbooks. The standards are interesting for us because in the course of the uploading of international standards into a knowledge base scope treatment is a very useful function.
Statement of problem:
Standards are of descriptive nature, difficult to comprehend and their use is also hard. There are international standards (IFRS), which are not comprehensible for the users because of their complexity. It is a managerial problem that we need to educate the staff on the use of standards, which is a repetitive task. With the standard uploaded into the knowledge base it is realized that “Write down what you are doing and do it the way you described it!”, and the standard will always be current.
Objective: We hypothesize that if a standard is uploaded into a knowledge base, it becomes easier to understand and more useful.
The uploading into the knowledge base means that the original descriptive standard is transferred into web format and expanded glossaries (ontologies) are assigned to it about the terms of the standard and about the taxonomies featured in the standard. Also often used cases are described (Use Case) with samples. This related standards are also described and the related publications, as well as the user environment of a standard, etc.
Advantages: The staff can understand easier and make use of the standard.
Disadvantages: uploading a standard into a knowledge base is associated with high costs. An even major disadvantage is that it has to be updated in the event of a change. These drawbacks are so great that small businesses can only solve them by building an alliance.
We started uploading two standards into a knowledge base.
1 / MoReq2010, which can be viewed at the following URL:
2 / IFRS, which can be viewed at the following URL: