Ontologies and Models

In PeWePro project, we needed to decide on how to represent the course materials: study texts and, what is more important, metadata about them. We also need to organize information about students and their characteristics related to study materials (e.g., knowledge).

One possibility in organizing metadata is to leverage OWL ontologies, which allows us to define classes (such as a learning object or a concept), to assign properties (metadata) to them and to express various relations between them. Natural shareability and re-usability of OWL ontologies allowed us to build an efficient user model, which is built on the top of the domain model.

By using links on the left, you can explore our ontological domain and user models.